Parametric Effects on Slump and Compressive Strength Properties of Geopolymer Concrete using Taguchi Method

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, CMR Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, India

2 Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, India


This paper represents the parametric effects on slump and compressive strength of aluminosilicate based Geopolymer concrete using by Taguchi method. A total of nine mix proportions were considered to evaluate the effect of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solution, Solution/Binder (SB) ratio and the percentage of superplasticizer. Results indicated that the highest slump of 165 mm and 28 days compressive strength of 68.37 MPa was obtained for aluminosilicate based Geopolymer concrete with the superplasticizer, Solution to Binder (SB) ratio and extra water) parameters. By using the selected (Signal-to-Noise (SN) ratio graphs, the best combination of parameters for slump and compressive strength properties was also obtained. The mix with the best combination of parameters was considered and partially replaced with silica fume and rice husk ash. The inclusion of additional silica (in form of silica fume and rice husk ash as Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBFS) replacement), most significantly influenced the slump and compressive strength properties.


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