Fabrication of functionally graded-cellular structures of cement-based materials by co-extrusion

Y. Chen, L. J. Struble, G. H. Paulino

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Abstract

Co-extrusion involves extrusion of multiple layers at the same time. Functionally graded materials comprising various layers with different properties can be produced through co-extrusion. Rheological control is vital for successful co-extrusion of layered cement-based materials. The paste flow in the barrel and the die land in a ram extruder should be plug-like, while the paste should be sheared and uniformly elongated in the die entry region. In this work, the rheology of the layered pastes was adjusted by changing the water content in each layer. An economical method using thin-wall tubes was effective to prepare layered feedrod of cementitious paste. The functionally graded cellular structures of cement-based materials were successfully fabricated by co-extrusion at a low extrudate velocity. Inspections showed that the roundness perpendicular to the extrusion direction, and the straightness parallel to the extrusion direction between layers were well preserved after extrusion. The transition between layers was gradual, which is critical for functionally graded materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultiscale and Functionally Graded Materials - Proceedings of the International Conference, FGM IX
Pages532-537
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Multiscale and Functionally Graded Materials, FGM IX - Oahu Island, HI, United States
Duration: Oct 15 2006Oct 18 2006

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume973
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other9th International Conference on Multiscale and Functionally Graded Materials, FGM IX
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOahu Island, HI
Period10/15/0610/18/06

Keywords

  • Cement-based materials
  • Co-extrusion
  • Functionally graded cellular structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy

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