This paper probed deep into a high-temperature resistant inorganic matrix: alkali-activated slag cement (AASC), which is a kind of cementitious material prepared by alkali-activator and pozzolanic or latent hydraulic material. Firstly, the mix ratio of the AASC was optimized to improve the wettability and mechanical properties. Then, the effects of the adhesive matrix and the type of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) were observed through FRP-to-concrete bond tests on 93 specimens. The test results, coupled with anchorage analysis, indicate that the AASC has comparable reinforcing effects as those of organic epoxy matrix; the anchorage length of FRP sheets has a significant influence on the failure behavior and failure mode of FRP-enhanced concrete structures. In addition, our tests prove that the AASC has favorable high-temperature resistance and bonding effects. The research results provide a good reference for the design and application of inorganic matrix for FRP-enhancement of concrete structures.
J. Zhu et al., "A High-Temperature-Resistant Inorganic Matrix for Concrete Structures Enhanced by Fiber-Reinforced Polymer," Alexandria Engineering Journal, vol. 60, no. 1, pp. 131 - 143, Elsevier, Feb 2021.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aej.2020.06.021
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
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Alkali-activated slag cement (AASC); Anchorage length; Failure mode; Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP); Wettability
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01 Feb 2021