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An Application Review of Fiber-Reinforced Geopolymer Composite

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FZU-Institute of Physics of Czech Academy of Science, Na Slovance 1999/2, 182 21 Prague, Czech Republic
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Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania and UdR-Catania Consorzio INSTM, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
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Academic Editor: Martin J. D. Clift
Fibers 2021, 9(4), 23; https://doi.org/10.3390/fib9040023
Received: 30 October 2020 / Revised: 17 February 2021 / Accepted: 1 April 2021 / Published: 6 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fiber Reinforced Geopolymer Composite (FRGPC))
Fiber-reinforced geopolymer composites (FRGCs) were considered in terms of application in various areas, and a review is presented in this article. FRGCs are emerging as environmentally friendly materials, replacing cement in the construction industry. An alternative inorganic binder such as a geopolymer matrix promotes environmental awareness on releasing less CO2. The inorganic matrix geopolymer is considered a greener cement for FRGCs. Various types of fiber reinforcements and their role toward the improvement of tensile, flexural, impact strength, fracture toughness, and energy absorption in overall mechanical performance in FRGCs were discussed. FRGCs and their properties in mechanical response, with correlation toward microstructure evolution at room and elevated temperatures, were also discussed. Simultaneously, the durability and impact strength of FRGCs and damage area as a function of the energy absorption were presented with 3D reconstruction images. Moreover, 3D images will cover the internal volume of the FRGCs with internal porosity and fiber orientation. Hybrid fiber reinforcement adds an extra step for the application of geopolymer composites for structural applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: fiber; geopolymer; fiber-reinforced geopolymer composite (FRGC); mechanical strength; impact; damage fiber; geopolymer; fiber-reinforced geopolymer composite (FRGC); mechanical strength; impact; damage
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Samal, S.; Blanco, I. An Application Review of Fiber-Reinforced Geopolymer Composite. Fibers 2021, 9, 23. https://doi.org/10.3390/fib9040023

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Samal S, Blanco I. An Application Review of Fiber-Reinforced Geopolymer Composite. Fibers. 2021; 9(4):23. https://doi.org/10.3390/fib9040023

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Samal, Sneha, and Ignazio Blanco. 2021. "An Application Review of Fiber-Reinforced Geopolymer Composite" Fibers 9, no. 4: 23. https://doi.org/10.3390/fib9040023

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