Self-sensing performance of metakaolin geopolymer with carbon nanotubes subjected to repeated compressive loading
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Alkaline activated binders showing enhanced piezoresistive properties have recently attracted increased interest in research of their application in smart self-sensing components. This study is focused on metakaolin geopolymer mortar doped with 0.05 and 0.10% carbon nanotubes, a conductive filler that effectively increases electrical conductivity without considerable deterioration of mechanical properties. Self-sensing performance of composites incorporated with electrodes and attached strain gauge was tested during different regimes of compressive loading cycles with continuous monitoring of strain and resistivity. Although the differences in sensitivity and repeatability were observed, all samples including the reference material have shown good response to applied loading.
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SourceIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 2021, vol. 1209, issue 1, p. 1-6.