2019 : Shear Strength of Geopolymer Concrete Beams Using High Calcium Content Fly Ash in a Marine Environment

Ir. Muhammad Sigit Darmawan M.Eng.Sc
Nur Achmad Husin ST.,MT
Ridho Bayuaji ST., MT., Ph.D.


This paper deals with the behavior of a geopolymer concrete beam (GCB) under shear load using high calcium content fly ash (FA). The effect of the marine environment on the shear strength of GCB was considered by curing the specimen in a sea splashing zone for 28 days. Destructive and non-destructive tests were carried out to determine the properties of geopolymer concrete in different curing environments. Geopolymer concretes cured at room temperature showed higher compressive strength, slightly lower porosity, and higher concrete resistivity than that of those cured in sea water. From the loading test of the GCB under shear load, there was no effect of a sea environment on the crack pattern and crack development of the beam. The shear strength of the GCB generally exceeded the predicted shear strength based on the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Code. View Full-Text