Solidifying knowledge of novel sustainable alternatives to conventional cement and concrete
Cement is an important binding and adhesive agent for concrete that is of fundamental importance to the construction industry. The global cement market value is expected to reach approximately USD 682 billion by 2025, and novel geopolymer binders, a sustainable alternative to industry-standard Portland cement, are poised to increase their market share. However, the detailed thermal and mechanical properties of geopolymer concrete at elevated temperatures are not well characterised. The EU-funded TemGPC project will investigate them using experimental methods and computational modelling. The team plans to enhance knowledge of temperature and stress effects on novel concretes for better control over properties and improved performance of components.
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