Influence of Processing Conditions on the Mechanical Behavior of Mineral-Impregnated Carbon-Fiber (MCF) Made with Geopolymer

Zhao J., Liebscher M., Schneider K., Junger D., Mechtcherine V.

10th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE), İstanbul, Turkey, 8 - 10 December 2021, vol.198, pp.1173-1182 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 198
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-88166-5_102
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1173-1182
  • Keywords: Carbon-fiber composite, Mineral impregnation, Geopolymer, Automated processing, COMPOSITES, BOND, REINFORCEMENT, TENSILE, REPAIR
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Mineral-impregnated carbon-fiber (MCF) composites are for the construction industry a promising alternative to steel reinforcement or conventional fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites due to their high mechanical performance over a wide temperature range, corrosion resistance, and high technological flexibility. For an efficient industrial fabrication of MCF, a long-range processing window need to be secured for the reactive impregnation suspensions. In this regard geopolymers offer great potential since - similar to organic thermosettings - they require thermal curing to accelerate polymerization, enabling quickly high early strengths.