Influence of Fly Ash on the Mechanical Properties of Engineered Cementitious Composites Cured at High Temperature
In order to investigate the mechanical properties of cementitious composites (ECC) cured at 60°C, four-point bending test and compressive strength test are employed to analyze the effect of fly ash on the properties of ECC. The replacement ratio of cement with fly ash is 50%, 70% and 80%, respectively. The test results indicate that ECC with high volume fly ash still remain the characteristic of pseudo-strain hardening and the deflection of ECC increases remarkably by adding more fly ash. The observations of ECC indicate that the crack width is relatively smaller for higher volume fly ash ECC. Meanwhile, compressive strength of ECC specimens with 80% fly ash can reach to 70MPa. This is helpful to produce precast ECC with high volume of fly ash.
Zhenyu Du and X.B Sun
Y. Zhu et al., "Influence of Fly Ash on the Mechanical Properties of Engineered Cementitious Composites Cured at High Temperature", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 113-116, pp. 1293-1296, 2010