Rheological and mechanical properties of alkali-activated brick powder based pastes: effect of amount of alkali activator
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The rheological behaviour and mechanical properties of alkali-activated materials prepared by activation of a brick powder by alkaline solution (alkali + water glass) is presented in this paper. The effect of quantity of alkaline activator on the rheological and mechanical properties of brick pastes prepared from two types of brick dust was monitored. The rheological investigation included the characterization of flow properties and viscoelastic properties of the fresh mixtures. Compression and bending strengths were determined at 7, 28, 56 and 90 days. These materials have a low yield stress and a high viscosity strongly influenced by the amount of alkali activator. The fresh brick pastes become liquid more easily with increasing amount of alkali activator. The rising amount of alkali activator leads to a decrease of the material cohesion. The results of rheological and mechanical properties investigation showed considerable differences in behaviour of particular types of brick dust.
Keywordsbrick powder, alkaline activation, rheology, yield stress, viscosity, strength, geopolymerization
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SourceIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 2018, vol. 379, issue 1, p. 1-8.