The paper presents the assessment of a metakaolin-slag-sodium-silicate GeoPolymer (GP) grout as a matrix for bonding four bidirectional meshes made of basalt, glass, carbon fibres and two unidirectional ultra-high tensile strength steel fabrics to soft mud and strong extruded clay bricks for strengthening purposes. A detailed chemical/physical characterization of the geopolymer is given, evidencing the completion of the geopolymerization reaction and the good stability of the geopolymer to leaching, freezethaw cycles and high temperature treatments as well as its adequate mechanical properties. Pull-off tests proved the excellent adhesion strength of the geopolymer grout, also embedding meshes and fabric, to both types of clay bricks.

Geopolymer matrix for fibre reinforced composites aimed at strengthening masonry structures

Tamburini, Sergio;Garbin, Enrico;Panizza, Matteo;Valluzzi, Maria Rosa
2017

Abstract

The paper presents the assessment of a metakaolin-slag-sodium-silicate GeoPolymer (GP) grout as a matrix for bonding four bidirectional meshes made of basalt, glass, carbon fibres and two unidirectional ultra-high tensile strength steel fabrics to soft mud and strong extruded clay bricks for strengthening purposes. A detailed chemical/physical characterization of the geopolymer is given, evidencing the completion of the geopolymerization reaction and the good stability of the geopolymer to leaching, freezethaw cycles and high temperature treatments as well as its adequate mechanical properties. Pull-off tests proved the excellent adhesion strength of the geopolymer grout, also embedding meshes and fabric, to both types of clay bricks.
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