Composites Base on Geopolymer Matrices: Preliminary Fabrication, Mechanical Properties and Future Applications
Geopolymer matrice Composites are fabricated at room temperature or thermoset in a simple autoclave. After approximately four hours of curing, composite materials exhibit excellent properties. Finding applications of geopolymeric composites in all fields of industry are the hot topics. This paper covers: (i) mechanical properties of fibers: carbon, Saint-Gobain Cemfil/CFV alkali resistance glass (various types), ARG-NEC (Nippon electric Columbia) alkali resistance glass, E-glass for pultrusion, AR glass for pultrusion were evaluated in accordance with Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS R 7601). (ii) properties of geopolymeric matrices: geopolymeric matrices are fabricated from various types of geopolymeric resins that were made at Research Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Inc., Czech Republic and testing for mechanical properties, and by SEM for structure characterization. (iii) fabrication procedures of geopolymer matrix composites with carbon and other fiber reinforcements. (iv) results of mechanical testing of geopolymer composites, SEM for adhesion between the matrix and reinforcement, and (v) Results and discussion.
T.D. Hung et al., "Composites Base on Geopolymer Matrices: Preliminary Fabrication, Mechanical Properties and Future Applications", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 55-57, pp. 477-480, 2008