Inorganic Polymers: Novel Ordinary Portland Cement-free Binders for Transportation Infrastructure

Controlled compositional glasses and commercial Class F fly ash will be comprehensively characterized for physical and chemical characteristics and phase balance using x-ray fluorescence (spectroscopy) (XRF), x-ray diffraction (spectroscopy) (XRD), scanning electron microscope – energy dispersive x-ray (SEM-(EDS), and laser diffraction methods. Electrochemical surface forces apparatus (EC-SFA) and vertical scanning interferometry (VSI) methods will be used to quantify aluminosilicate dissolution processes. Outputs from these studies will be used to advance the thermokinetic simulation model and predict rate of reactions and phase balances in inorganic polymer (IP) formulations.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $900000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Youtcheff, Jack

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, CA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sant, Gaurav

  • Start Date: 20130920
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160919
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01576053
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 22 2015 4:12PM