Pore size distribution of an alkali activated cementitious (AACM) mortar

MANGAT, Pal and OJEDOKUN, Olalekan (2018). Pore size distribution of an alkali activated cementitious (AACM) mortar. International Journal of Global Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology, 1 (3), p. 68.

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Abstract

This paper reports an investigation on the size and distribution of capillary and gel pores in an alkali activated cementitious (AACM) mortar and comparative OPC mortar. These pore properties were determined from the cumulative and differential pore volume curves obtained by mercury intrusion porosimetry (MIP). The classification and distribution of these pores provides a useful insight to the properties of hardened concrete such as the durability, fire resistance and mechanical properties. The results show that AACM mortar mixes possess a bimodial pore size distribution while OPC concrete has unimodial pore sizes distribution. The intrudable porosity is lesser in AACM mortar than OPC mortar. The volume of the capillary pores was higher in AACM mortar compared with OPC mortar. However, the volume of the gel pores was much lower in AACM mortar than OPC mortar. The distribution of bimodal pores in AACM mortar is greatly influenced by the effects of curing type and the activator dilution. The distribution of unimodal pores in OPC mortar is similarly influenced by the curing type.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 3rd World Congress on Materials Science & Engineering, August 24-26 2017, Barcelona Spain.
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Structural Materials and Integrity Research Centre > Centre for Infrastructure Management
Page Range: p. 68
Depositing User: Olalekan Ojedokun
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 14:00
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 12:48
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22469

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