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Title: Development of Test Methods and Specifications for Chemically Activated Binders
Author(s): R. Douglas Hooton, Lawrence Sutter, and Mary Christiansen
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 38.1-38.12
Keywords: alternative cements; building codes; chemically activated binders; durability tests; test methods.
Abstract:There has been a proliferation of research and development activity focused on chemically activated binder technologies and other alternative cements for use in concrete. Some
activated binder technologies have been used successfully in construction or in manufacture of building products. However, a major barrier to adoption of such new materials is the lack
of appropriate test methods and specifications, often precluding their use in structural applications since they are not covered by building codes. Some existing test methods may be suspect for evaluation of new cementing materials because they often do not relate well to field performance for portland cement concrete. However, engineers have experience,
familiarity and a comfort level with using portland cement concrete. In addition to raising specific areas of concern with existing test methods, alternative approaches to adapting
existing test methods or development of new tests specific to evaluation of chemically activated binders and alternative cements are discussed.
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