Fracture parameters of fly ash geopolymer mortars with carbon black and graphite filler
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In this study, the effect of carbon black and graphite filler on the crack initiation and fracture parameters of fly ash geopolymer mortar is investigated. The carbon black was added in the amount of 0.5 and 1.0% and graphite powder in the amount of 5 and 10% relative to the fly ash mass. The reference mixture without any filler was also prepared. The fracture characteristics were determined based on the results of the three-point bending test of prismatic specimens provided with an initial central edge notch. The fracture experiments were conducted at the age of 48 days. The vertical force (F), the displacement measured in the middle of the span length (d), and the crack mouth opening displacement (CMOD) were continuously recorded during the test. The records of fracture tests were subsequently evaluated using the effective crack model, work-of-fracture method, and double-K fracture model. The addition of both fine fillers led to a decrease in monitored mechanical fracture parameters in comparison with reference mortar.
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SourceIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 2021, vol. 1205, p. 1-8.