Fracture parameters of fine-grained composites based on the alkali-activated slag
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The paper deals with the experimental determination of fracture parameters of the composites based on the alkali-activated slag (AAS) at different ages. The main aim of the experimental investigation was to verify the effect of the addition of shrinkage reducing admixture (SRA) on the overall progress of length changes and fracture properties during AAS composites ageing. Two AAS composites, which differed only in the presence of SRA, were prepared for the purpose of experiments. The mechanical fracture parameters were determined using evaluation of fracture tests carried out on 40 × 40 × 160 mm beam specimens with an initial central edge notch. The monitored parameters were modulus of elasticity, effective fracture toughness and specific fracture energy. These parameters were determined at the age of 3, 28 and 90 days. The obtained results are supplemented by the results of relative length changes measurements performed on both studied composites.
Keywordsfracture, alkali activation, slag, composite, shrinkage reducing admixture
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 2018, vol. 379, issue 1, p. 1-7.