Rate-Dependent Bonding of Steel Reinforcement in Geopolymer Concrete
In this work, the dynamic pullout experiments with loading rates ranging from 0.1 to 100 MPa/s (0.0145 to 14.5 ksi/s) were conducted to investigate the bond behavior between the metakaolin-based geopolymer (MKG) concrete and the plain and deformed steel reinforcement. A rate-dependent bonding behavior between the MKG concrete and the steel reinforcement was observed. Using an analytical model, the effects of the dynamic properties of MKG concrete and the interfacial properties at MKG-steel interface were quantitatively characterized. The morphologies of the bonded and failed interfaces were also examined and analyzed, showing different failure mechanisms associated with varying loading rates. These results link the loading rate-dependency of the MKG-steel bonding behavior to the enhanced chemical adhesion at the MKG-steel interface.
D. Yan et al., "Rate-Dependent Bonding of Steel Reinforcement in Geopolymer Concrete," ACI Materials Journal, vol. 116, no. 5, pp. 217 - 229, American Concrete Institute (ACI), Sep 2019.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.14359/51715586
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
Interfacial bonding; Metakaolin-based geopolymer concrete; Rate dependency
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01 Sep 2019