Electrical and Mechanical Effects of Carbon Powder in F and C Class Fly Ash Reinforced Mortars

Hacer Uzunalioglu, Adem Ahıskalı, Hakan Caglar, Salih Yazıcıoglu


This study was carried out to investigate the effects of carbon powder on the electrical conductivity and mechanical properties of fly ash reinforced mortars used as mineral additives. Samples were created by replacing CEM I 42.5 R cement, water and Cen standard sand with 0.5%, 1%, 3% carbon powder by weight. Class F and Class C fly ash were added separately at the rate of 10% and 20% by weight of cement to the formed carbon dust series. 20 different series were created with the reference sample. Electrical resistivity measurements were made to the oven dry and natural humid conditions of the samples that completed their 7,28 and 56 days curing period. The physical properties of the samples were determined and bending and compressive strength tests were made. The results obtained were evaluated and it was observed that with the increase of the carbon dust ratio compared to the reference sample, the electrical conductivity ratio increased, but the conductivity decreased depending on the time. It has been observed that the F class fly ash combination series are more conductive than the C class combination series. It was observed that the compressive and tensile strength values ​​of F and C class fly ash carbon dust free samples increased with time. Carbon dust has been shown to increase compressive strength in fly ashless series. There was an increase in the 56th day reading in the tensile strength. It was observed that F class increased tensile and compressive strength in fly ash and carbon dust combination series.

Keywords:Carbon dust, F class fly ash, C class fly ash, Electrical conductivity.

DOI: 10.7176/CER/13-2-02

Publication date: April 30th 2021

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ISSN (Paper)2224-5790 ISSN (Online)2225-0514

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