2015 : The Influence of Chloride Environment on Compressive Strength of Geopolymer Concrete With Fly Ash using Taguchi Approach

Ir. Boedi Wibowo CES


Abstract

This study is conducted to determine the effect of four variables on compressive strength of geopolymer concretes. These four variables are binder/aggregate, Alkalinene/fly ash, effect of superplasticizer (SP) addition and curing system. The compressive strength is important mechanical properties for construction material. Taguchi experimental design method is used to compile the concrete composition of geopolymer to achieve the maximum compressive strength. Specimens concrete used is a cylinder with 100 mm diameter and 200 mm height. Compressive strength test is performed at 28 day using SNI 03-6825-2002, Indonesian National Standard. This study concludes that the chloride environment has a beneficial effect on the compressive strength of the concrete. In addition, the Alkalinene/fly ash ratio and binder/aggregate give a significant effect on the compressive strength of geopolymer concretes.