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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 453035, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/453035
Research Article

Mechanical Properties of High-Performance Lightweight Aggregate Concrete with Inorganic Polymers Cement Based on Multiple Minerals under Uniaxial Loading

School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Central South University, Changsha 410075, China

Received 18 November 2011; Revised 29 February 2012; Accepted 7 March 2012

Academic Editor: Jin Ping Lu

Copyright © 2012 Xiao Ma and Qiuhua Rao. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

High-performance lightweight aggregate concrete with inorganic polymers cement based on multiple minerals is a very promising new material. The research of mechanical properties of the new material is of great theoretical and practical significance. In this research, the failure behavior, cubic and prism compressive strength, elastic modulus, peak strain of the new material, and the nature of the stress-strain curve are studied. An analytical model is quoted to represent the ascending and descending parts of the stress-strain curve.