Recent developments on the use of inorganic polymer for high temperature / high strength composites

James W. Giancaspro, P. N. Balaguru

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Abstract

Composite materials have become commonplace in the civil engineering community over the past decade. Typically, organic polymers are used as the matrix for binding the high strength fibers and the composite to other structural materials such as concrete, brick, and wood. High temperature resistance is one concern in using organic matrices, especially for structures that could possibly be exposed to fire. The results reported in this paper deal with the use of an inorganic polymer matrix for both making composite plates and strength/stiffness enhancement of structural materials. The room-temperature curing matrix, called Geopolymer, can resist temperatures up to 1000°C. Several applications of this polymer, including its use in strengthening reinforced concrete and wood beams, as well as its performance after high-temperature exposure are summarized in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComposites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2006
EditorsAmir Mirmiran, Antonio Nanni
PublisherInternational Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)
Pages681-684
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0615135862, 9780615135861
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2006 - Miami, United States
Duration: Dec 13 2006Dec 15 2006

Publication series

NameComposites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2006

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2006
CountryUnited States
CityMiami
Period12/13/0612/15/06

Keywords

  • Concrete
  • Fire Protection
  • High-Temperature
  • Inorganic
  • Wood

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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    Giancaspro, J. W., & Balaguru, P. N. (2020). Recent developments on the use of inorganic polymer for high temperature / high strength composites. In A. Mirmiran, & A. Nanni (Eds.), Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2006 (pp. 681-684). (Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2006). International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC).