- Publication no: AP-R531-16
- ISBN: 978-1-925451-41-2
- Published: 3 November 2016
This general guide contains: an introduction to geopolymer concrete, its constituents and how it is manufactured; an examination of how geopolymer binder differs from Portland cement; and the status of geopolymer concrete as a construction material.
It also includes a brief summary of Austroads project TS1835, initiated to develop member agencies’ practical knowledge in geopolymer concrete, including the conclusions drawn from an extensive literature review and experimental work conducted under this project.
Finally, the guide compares the differences and similarities between the specification of geopolymer concrete and concrete made with Portland cement.
- 1. Purpose of the Guide
- 1.1. Overview of the Guide
- 2. Introduction and Background
- 3. Conclusions of Project TS1835
- 3.1. Conclusions of Literature Review
- 3.1.1. Positive Points Identified
- 3.2. Gaps in Information and Factors Needing Investigation
- 3.3. Conclusions Reached Based on Experimental Results of Project TS1835
- 4. Specification of Geopolymer Concrete
- 4.1. General Considerations
- 4.2. Components of Geopolymer Concrete Specification
- 4.2.1. The Coarse and Fine Aggregate Phases
- 4.2.2. The Binder Phase
- 4.2.3. Manufacture and Supply of Geopolymer Concrete
- 4.3. Specification Related to Performance of Geopolymer Concrete
- 4.4. Design Considerations of AS 3600 and AS 5100.5 for Geopolymer Concrete