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Engineering Properties of Ambient Cured Alkali-Activated Slag-Fly Ash Concrete Reinforced with Different Types of Steel Fiber

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Abstract


  • This paper investigates the influence of different types of steel fibers on the engineering properties of ambient cured alkali-activated slag–fly ash concrete. The engineering properties investigated include workability, compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, flexural strength, direct tensile strength, and stress–strain response under axial compression. Three types of steel fibers, i.e., straight micro steel fiber, deformed macro steel fiber and hybrid steel fiber, were added to the alkali-activated slag–fly ash mixes. It was found that the workability of the alkali-activated slag–fly ash concrete mixes decreased with the increase in the volume fraction of steel fibers. It was also found that the compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, flexural strength, and direct tensile strength of alkali-activated slag–fly ash concrete mixes increased with the addition of steel fibers. The stress–strain response of alkali-activated slag–fly ash concrete mixes changed from brittle to ductile by the addition of steel fibers. Significant improvements in the mechanical properties of alkali-activated slag–fly ash concrete were observed for the addition of 2% by volume of all three types of steel fiber. The addition of hybrid steel fiber (1% straight micro steel fiber plus 1% deformed macro steel fibers) showed the highest improvement in the mechanical properties of ambient cured alkali-activated slag–fly ash concrete.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Farhan, N. A., Sheikh, M. Neaz. & Hadi, M. N. S. (2018). Engineering Properties of Ambient Cured Alkali-Activated Slag-Fly Ash Concrete Reinforced with Different Types of Steel Fiber. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 30 (7), 04018142-1-04018142-12.

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  • 2-s2.0-85046642288

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2327&context=eispapers1

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/1325

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Start Page


  • 04018142-1

End Page


  • 04018142-12

Volume


  • 30

Issue


  • 7

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • This paper investigates the influence of different types of steel fibers on the engineering properties of ambient cured alkali-activated slag–fly ash concrete. The engineering properties investigated include workability, compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, flexural strength, direct tensile strength, and stress–strain response under axial compression. Three types of steel fibers, i.e., straight micro steel fiber, deformed macro steel fiber and hybrid steel fiber, were added to the alkali-activated slag–fly ash mixes. It was found that the workability of the alkali-activated slag–fly ash concrete mixes decreased with the increase in the volume fraction of steel fibers. It was also found that the compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, flexural strength, and direct tensile strength of alkali-activated slag–fly ash concrete mixes increased with the addition of steel fibers. The stress–strain response of alkali-activated slag–fly ash concrete mixes changed from brittle to ductile by the addition of steel fibers. Significant improvements in the mechanical properties of alkali-activated slag–fly ash concrete were observed for the addition of 2% by volume of all three types of steel fiber. The addition of hybrid steel fiber (1% straight micro steel fiber plus 1% deformed macro steel fibers) showed the highest improvement in the mechanical properties of ambient cured alkali-activated slag–fly ash concrete.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Farhan, N. A., Sheikh, M. Neaz. & Hadi, M. N. S. (2018). Engineering Properties of Ambient Cured Alkali-Activated Slag-Fly Ash Concrete Reinforced with Different Types of Steel Fiber. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 30 (7), 04018142-1-04018142-12.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85046642288

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2327&context=eispapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/1325

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 04018142-1

End Page


  • 04018142-12

Volume


  • 30

Issue


  • 7

Place Of Publication


  • United States