Bonding strength characteristics of FA-based geopolymer paste as a repair material when applied on opc substrate

Warid Wazien Ahmad Zailani, Aissa Bouaissi, Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri Abdullah*, Rafiza Abd Razak, Sorachon Yoriya, Mohd Arif Anuar Mohd Salleh, M. A.Z. Mohd Remy Rozainy, Hamzah Fansuri

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Abstract

This investigative study aims to study the mechanical and morphological properties of fly ash (FA)-based geopolymer paste as a repair material when applied on ordinary Portland cement (OPC) overlay concrete. The first part of this study investigates the optimal mix design of FA-based geopolymer paste with various NaOH concentrations of 8, 10, 12, and 14 M, which were used later as a repair material. The second part studies the bonding strength using a slant shear test between the geopolymer repair material and OPC substrate concrete. The results showed that a shorter setting time corresponds to the higher NaOH molarity, within the range of 53 and 30 min at 8 and 14 M, respectively. The compressive strength of FA-based geopolymer paste was found to reach 92.5 MPa at 60 days. Also, from the slant shear test results, prism specimens with 125 mm length and 50 mm wide have a large bond strength of 11 MPa at 12 M. The scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive X-ray (SEM/EDX) analysis showed that the OPC substrate has a significant effect on slant shear bond strength, where the presence of free cations of Ca2+ on the OPC substrate surface contributed to the formation of calcium alumina-silicate hydrate gel (C-A-S-H) by building various cross-links of Ca-O-Si.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3321
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Volume10
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020

Keywords

  • Bonding strength
  • Bonding zone
  • Compressive strength
  • Fly ash
  • Geopolymer repair material

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