Mechanical properties of soilcrete mixtures modified with metakaolin

K G Kolovos, Panagiotis Asteris, Demetrios Cotsovos, E Badogiannis, Sotiris Tsivilis

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    Abstract

    The present article discusses the synthesis of soilcrete mixes with the addition of metakaolin as a mineral admixture for their potential utilization in civil engineering, either as grouts in soil applications (especially in corrosive environments such as coastal regions) or as a material that can be used for the construction of structural elements (i.e. piles). Soilcrete mix design optimization and mechanical behaviour of the produced samples have been experimentally investigated. It has been found that the beneficial properties of metakaolin may be used in producing soilcrete mixes with improved mechanical properties, which, provisionally, can be used as a structural material
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1026-1036
    Number of pages11
    JournalConstruction and Building Materials
    Volume47
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

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