Title: Geopolymers for Increasing Durability for Marine Infrastructure
Author(s): Kinga Korniejenko
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 20.1-20.10
Keywords: alkali-activated materials; corrosion; durability; geopolymers; marine infrastructure
The main objective of the article is to analyze the possibilities of development of new composite materials in order to increase durability and also protection from corrosion of hydraulic and infrastructure. The main motivation of research work is development of new materials for industrial use. It is an extensive and multistage task. It requires not only preparation of new composites but also performing comprehensive test in order to determine their characteristics and possible application. The test should also define practical application and limitations of materials.
The article presents a research results for alkali activated material for marine application as an alternative to traditional cementitious materials. New composites have good mechanical properties such as compressive strength, durability and corrosion resistance. The research methods used are: critical analysis of literature sources and laboratory research. The critical analysis includes comparison new material with materials used in the marine applications. The empirical part is based on following tests: compressive strength, microstructure investigations and tests in relevant environment. Obtained results show that the alkali-activated materials can be alternative to traditional one based on cementitious materials.