Potassium geopolymer reinforced with alkali-treated fique

Kaushik Sankar, Waltraud M Kriven

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Abstract

In this work, the tensile, flexure and impact properties of two-dimensional (woven) and unidirectional, alkali-treated fique (Furcraea macrophylla) reinforced potassium geopolymer composite was measured according to ASTM standards. Fique geopolymer composites withstood 13.9 MPa in tension, 11.4 MPa in flexure and absorbed 9.39 J of energy on impact. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) was used to study the behavior of fique fibers and the composite at high temperatures. X-ray diffraction (XRD) was used to confirm the formation of geopolymer and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) were used to examine the fiber-matrix interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDevelopments in Strategic Materials and Computational Design V
Subtitle of host publicationCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
EditorsCharles Lewinsohn, Yanchun Zhou, Jingyang Wang, Waltraud M. Kriven, Kyoung Il Moon, Taejin Hwang, Dongming Zhu
PublisherAmerican Ceramic Society
Pages61-78
Number of pages18
Edition8
ISBN (Print)9781119040439
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventDevelopments in Strategic Materials and Computational Design V - 38th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, ICACC 2014 - Daytona Beach, United States
Duration: Jan 26 2014Jan 31 2014

Publication series

NameCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
Number8
Volume35
ISSN (Print)0196-6219

Other

OtherDevelopments in Strategic Materials and Computational Design V - 38th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, ICACC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityDaytona Beach
Period1/26/141/31/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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