Thermo-chemo-mechanical behavior of alkali-activated slag materials Focus on early-age

Author(s): Farah Rifai, Aveline Darquennes, Farid Benboudjema, Benoist Muzeau, Lavinia Stefan
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the 2nd International RILEM/COST Conference on Early Age Cracking and Serviceability in Cement-based Materials and Structures Volume 2
Editor(s): Stéphanie Staquet and Dimitrios Aggelis
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 665-670
Total Pages: 6
Language : English

Abstract: This study addresses the development of a modelling approach predicting the behavior of waste packages made with an alkali activated slag mortar. Durability of such structures is studied regarding the restriction of hydraulic binder’s strains by the rigid inclusions and the wasteforms’ container. The current work focuses on early-age behavior. First, the evolution of material’s mechanical properties and delayed strains (autogenous shrinkage and basic creep) are determined experimentally. Results show that equivalent time approach should be used for simulations to address correctly the time-dependent evolution of mechanical parameters, rather than an approach based on hydration degree (determined by calorimetry). For basic creep, the use of an aging dashpot seems to be sufficient. Then, finite element calculations at meso-scale are performed to determine homogenized properties of binder/waste assembly. Results are used for macro-scale simulations.

Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
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