Mitigating the autogenous shrinkage of alkali-activated slag by internal curing

Z. Li, Mateusz Wyrzykowski, H. Dong, S. Zhang, Pietro Lura, G. Ye

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Abstract

Alkali activated slag (AAS) has shown promising potential to replace ordinary Portland cement as a binder material. Synthesized from industrial by-products, AAS can show high strength, thermal resistance and good durability. However, AAS has been reported to exhibit high autogenous shrinkage. Autogenous shrinkage is a critical issue for building materials since it can induce micro- or macro-cracking when the materials are under restrained conditions. Hence, this work aims at mitigating the autogenous shrinkage of AAS by means of internal curing. The influences of internal curing on microstructure formation and autogenous shrinkage are investigated. The results show that internal curing provided by superabsorbent polymers is a promising way to reduce the autogenous shrinkage of AAS.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Rilem Conference on Microstructure Related Durability of Cementitious Composites
Subtitle of host publicationMicrodurability 2020
EditorsGuang Ye, Hua Dong, Jiaping Liu, Erik Schlangen, Changwen Miao
PublisherDelft University of Technology
Pages885-892
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-6366-422-6
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event4th International Rilem Conference on Microstructure Related Durability of Cementitious Composites - Online, Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 29 Apr 202127 May 2021
Conference number: 4
https://www.microdurability2020.com/99721

Conference

Conference4th International Rilem Conference on Microstructure Related Durability of Cementitious Composites
Abbreviated titleMicrodurability
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period29/04/2127/05/21
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Keywords

  • Internal curing
  • autogenous shrinkage
  • alkali-activated materials
  • slag
  • superabsorbent polymers (SAP)

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