Study on Effect of Superplasticizer on GGBS Blended Geopolymer Concrete

Vahini M., K. Manjunatha, Venkatesh -, Basappa Meti


Geopolymer concrete is an alternate to conventional concrete with reduced carbon emission, embodied energy and global warming potential and transforming waste product into an useful material. Geopolymer concrete is produced by mixing highly alkaline activator solution with alumino silicate source materials. Geopolymer concrete is highly viscous or sticky in nature, to overcome this drawback, an attempt has been made to study the effect of naphthalene based superplasticizer on geopolymer concrete blended with GGBS. Fly ash was replaced by GGBS at 20% increment levels, keeping a constant superplasticizer dosage at 3% by weight of binding material. Workability and strength characteristics were compared with those of geopolymer concrete blended with GGBS without superplasticizer. Up to certain replacement level of fly ash with GGBS, results in decrease of strength parameters with increase in workability, further replacement results in increase of strength with reduced workability with the addition of superplasticizer.

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