JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, cilt.1163, ss.10-17, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
In this study, fly ash (FA) based geopolymer (GP) concretes were produced by using a mixture of basaltic pumice (BP) aggregates and a fly ash (Class F) for lightweight concrete production. ANOVA Yates' test technique was applied to find out the effective curing parameters. BP aggregates were ground four different fractions of particle sizes as -12 + 4 mm, -4+0.425 mm, -0.425 + 0 mm and the one containing the size distribution of Turkish Standard 802. Also, effects of the curing time in the oven were investigated. The uniaxial compressive strength (UCS) (20-55 MPa), the point load strength (4-14 kN), the water absorption (1.05%-17%), the Mohs hardness (5.5-3) and the sonic speed values (4.12-2.72 km/sn) were measured. Stress-strain curves were graphed. The density of the concrete ranged from 1700 kg/m(3) to 1792 kg/m(3) which confirm the lightweight concretes. (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.