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dc.contributor.authorHwalla, Jouden_US
dc.contributor.authorEl-Hassan, Hilalen_US
dc.contributor.authorAssaad, Josephen_US
dc.contributor.authorEl-Maaddawy, Tameren_US
dc.contributor.authorBawab, Jaden_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the influence of the type of fine aggregates on the properties of slag-fly ash blended geopolymer mortar. Twelve mixes were prepared with two types of sand: desert dune sand (DS) and crushed dolomitic limestone sand (CS). Different alkaline activator solution-to-binder (0.50, 0.60, and 0.65) and binder-to-sand ratios (1:2, 1:3, and 1:4) were considered to analyze their effect on the performance of the geopolymer mortar. The properties under investigation included the amount of additional water needed to maintain a flow of 150 ± 2 mm and the 7-and 14-day compressive strengths. Experimental test results showed that an increase in fine aggregates content resulted in a higher additional water demand, regardless of the type of sand used. As a result, the mortar compressive strength decreased by up to 29% compared to mixes with the lowest binder-to-sand ratios (1:2 for DS mixes and 1:3 for CS mixes). An increase in the alkaline activator solution-to-binder ratio reduced the additional water needed to satisfy the target flowability but increased the overall liquid-to-binder ratio. Meanwhile, for optimum compressive strength, DS-based mixes comprised B:S and AAS/B ratios of 1:2 and 0.60, respectively, while those of CS-based mixes were 1:3 and 0.65, respectively. Compared to mixes made with CS, those incorporating DS required the addition of more water to maintain the flowability and experienced up to 81% loss in compressive strength; still, DS-based mixes achieved 14-day compressive strengths exceeding 28 MPa. The experimental findings advocate the use of DS as fine aggregates in the production of slag-fly ash blended geopolymer mortar to be utilized in various construction applications.en_US
dc.subjectCompressive strengthen_US
dc.subjectDune sanden_US
dc.subjectFly ashen_US
dc.titleEffect of Type of Sand on the Flowability and Compressive Strength of Slag-Fly Ash Blended Geopolymer Mortaren_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.relation.conferenceInternational Conference on Civil Structural and Transportation Engineering (ICCSTE'23) ( 8th : 4-6 June, 2023 : Canada )en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineeringen_US
dc.relation.ispartoftextInternational Conference on Civil, Structural and Transportation Engineering, No. 115en_US of Engineering-
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