Dataset for "Scale-up effects in alkali-activated soil blocks"

Chemical characterisation, mechanical testing and physical data describing the manufacturing process and properties of alkali-activated soil blocks.

Keywords:
alkali activation, earth construction, soil stabilisation
Subjects:

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Marsh, A., Heath, A., Venkatarama Reddy, B., Krishnamurthy, P., Evernden, M., Patureau, P., Walker, P., 2020. Dataset for "Scale-up effects in alkali-activated soil blocks". Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00564.

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Chemical, physical and mechanical characterisation data for the journal article "Scale-up effects in alkali-activated soil blocks"

Creators

Alastair Marsh
University of Bath

Andrew Heath
Supervisor
University of Bath

B.V. Venkatarama Reddy
Researcher
Indian Institute of Science

Preethi R Krishnamurthy
Researcher
Indian Institute of Science

Mark Evernden
Supervisor
University of Bath

Pascaline Patureau
Supervisor
University of Bath

Pete Walker
Supervisor
University of Bath

Contributors

University of Bath
Rights Holder

Coverage

Collection date(s):

From 1 July 2018 to 1 October 2018

Documentation

Data collection method:

The experimental approach and methodology is fully described in the accompanying article "Scale-up effects in alkali-activated soil blocks" .

Technical details and requirements:

For XRD (Figs. 1, 3, 4): Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns were taken with a Bruker D8 Advance diffractometer using Cu Kα (λ = 1.54060 Å) X-radiation using a step size of 0.02 °(2θ). For the precursor soil and act-120h samples, a different Bruker D8 Advance diffractometer was used with monochromatic CuKα (λ = 1.540598 Å) X-radiation and a step size of 0.016 °(2θ). Patterns were corrected for specimen height shift by calibrating to the most intense quartz reflection (101) at 26.6 °(2θ), and normalised to the most intense reflection in each respective pattern. Phase identification was done using Bruker EVA software. For measuring specimen mass (Fig. 7): The mass change behaviour of the block specimens was measured after curing, and after 7 days ageing time. Average values and standard deviations were calculated for ≥4 measurements for each series. For measuring UCS (Fig. 10): Unconfined compressive strength (UCS) testing was done at 7 ±1 days ageing time, using a TUN600 Universal Testing Machine. At least four block specimens were tested for each series. The frogs on both sides of each block specimen were filled in with a mix of Plaster of Paris and <1.18 mm sieved sand to create a level surface. For measuring particle density (Fig. 11): Particle density was measured by He gas displacement using a Micromeritics Accupyc 1330. Before measurement, powder samples were heated at 150°C under vacuum for 1 hour.

Funders

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
https://doi.org/10.13039/501100000266

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Decarbonisation of the Built Environment (DBE)
EP/L016869/1

UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI)
https://doi.org/10.13039/501100000732

Developing Earth Based Building Products Utilising Solid Wastes
IND/CONT/G/16-17/66

Publication details

Publication date: 6 August 2020
by: University of Bath

Version: 1

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00564

URL for this record: https://researchdata.bath.ac.uk/id/eprint/564

Related papers and books

Marsh, A., Heath, A., Reddy, B. V. V., Krishnamurthy, P. R., Evernden, M., Patureau, P. and Walker, P., 2020. Scale-up effects in alkali-activated soil blocks. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Construction Materials, pp.1-13. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1680/jcoma.19.00102.

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Alastair Marsh

Departments:

Faculty of Engineering & Design
Architecture & Civil Engineering

Faculty of Science
Chemistry

Research Centres & Institutes
BRE Centre in Innovative Construction Materials (BRE CICM)
Centre for Doctoral Training in Decarbonisation of the Built Environment (dCarb)