Use of binary and ternary cementitious blends of F-Class fly-ash and limestone powder to mitigate alkali-silica reaction risk

Türk K. , Kina C., Bagdiken M.

CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, cilt.151, ss.422-427, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 151
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.06.075
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.422-427


The aim of this paper was to investigate the effects of binary and ternary cementitious systems including Portland Cement (PC), F-Class fly ash (FA) and limestone powder (LSP) to suppress expansion caused by alkali-silica reaction (ASR). Mortar prisms were prepared with potentially deleterious aggregates and tested by using Mortar-Bar Method according to ASTM C 1260. To evaluate the effect of FA and LSP on the suppression of ASR in mortar, ten different types of mortar were cast with combination of different dosages of FA and LSP as binary and ternary blend systems (partial replacement of PC) while the control mortar consisted of only PC as binder. Moreover, the Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) was carried out to interpret the microstructure. It was found that the reduction of ASR expansion rate due to increase in LSP content was more prominent compared to the increase of FA content in the binary blends system. Finally, the mixture containing ternary blends of 20% FA/LSP were in general more effective to mitigate the ASR risk for 14 days compared to all mortars. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.