Mechanical Properties of Geopolymer Concrete Exposed to Combustion

Annisa Rahmadina*, Januarti Jaya Ekaputri

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This paper presents the change of material properties, such as decreasing of the compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, and porosity. The main objective of this paper is to analyze the mechanical properties of fly ash-based geopolymer concrete after being exposed to high temperature. The 28th-day test specimens were burned for one hour at specified temperature variation of 200°C, 400°C, 600°C, and 800°C. Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) concrete was used as a comparison. After burning at 400°C, the compressive strength of geopolymer concrete was surprisingly increased up to 27% of its normal strength. On the other hand, the compressive strength of OPC concrete decreased 67% from its normal strength. The splitting tensile strength of geopolymer concrete also decreased at the range of 50-70%. The porosity of concrete has a sufficient effect to compressive strength and splitting strength. X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) test of geopolymer concrete at temperature 400°C until 600°C showed some minerals change. Geopolymer concrete is proved to have better fire resistance compares to Portland Cement Concrete.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01022
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2017
Event6th International Conference of Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum, EACEF 2017 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 22 Aug 201725 Aug 2017


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