Binder-Scale Creep Behavior of Metakaolin-Based Geopolymer
In this study, the creep behavior of binder phase in metakaolin-based geopolymers (MKGs) was investigated using nanoindentation. The underlying influence of the Si/Al ratio on the creep behavior was determined from detailed microstructure characterization and micromechanical analysis. The results indicated a strong correlation between the binder-scale creep behavior in MKG and its microstructure, particularly the characteristic pore size, which was further related to the Si/Al ratios of the binder. Combined with micromechanical analysis, the underlying influence of the composition and structure on the creep behavior in MKG was further explained.
S. Chen et al., "Binder-Scale Creep Behavior of Metakaolin-Based Geopolymer," Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 124, Elsevier Ltd, Oct 2019.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2019.105810
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Center for Research in Energy and Environment (CREE)
Second Research Center/Lab
Center for High Performance Computing Research
Keywords and Phrases
Creep; Geopolymer; Nanoindentation
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Article - Journal
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01 Oct 2019