Sodium geopolymer reinforced with jute weave

Kaushik Sankar, Waltraud M. Kriven

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Abstract

In this study the processing, microstructure and mechanical properties of jute weave reinforced geopolymer composites were analyzed. The mechanical properties were measured by tensile, four point bend and plate impact tests. The jute geopolymer composites had an average flexure strength of 20.5 MPa and could absorb an impact energy of 9.64 J on average. The tensile properties of the composite were improved from 8.8 MPa to 14.5 MPa by the alkali-treatment of jute weaves and the reasons for the improvement in properties were studied. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) was used to study the behavior of natural fibers in the geopolymer matrix, 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 interaction.

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
Pages39-60
Number of pages22
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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    Sankar, K., & Kriven, W. M. (2014). Sodium geopolymer reinforced with jute weave. In C. Lewinsohn, Y. Zhou, J. Wang, W. M. Kriven, K. I. Moon, T. Hwang, & D. Zhu (Eds.), Developments in Strategic Materials and Computational Design V: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings (8 ed., pp. 39-60). (Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings; Vol. 35, No. 8). American Ceramic Society.