Experimental Investigation of GGBS based Geopolymer Concrete with Steel Fibers
G. Srinivasa Rao1, B. Sarath Chandra Kumar2

1G. Srinivasa Rao, PG Student, Structural Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram (A.P), India.
2B. Sarath Chandra Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram (A.P), India.
Manuscript received on 29 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 28 May 2019 | PP: 49-55 | Volume-7 Issue-6C2 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10100476C219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Concrete is the most popular material used in the construction works in which cement is the main composite. The manufacturing of cement involves the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere which are responsible for global warming. Hence the researches are currently focused on various materials to replace and reducing the usage of cement. In this study Geopolymer concrete is prepared with Ground Granulated Blast furnace Slag (GGBS) with the addition of steel fibers. GGBS is the by-product produced from steel industry. Steel fibers are added to increase the tensile strength of concrete. In this experimental investigation geopolymer concrete containing GGBS and steel fiber (0.5%) with 8 Molar and 10 Molar alkaline activators are used. The ratio of these alkali activators is 1:2.5. The results showed that fiber can significantly enhance the Mechanical properties. The enhancement also increases with the increasing fiber volume fraction.
Keywords: Alkaline Activator Solution, Geopolymer, Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag, Molarity, Steel Fibers.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Structures