Revolutionizing Geopolymer Composites: Unveiling Intelligent Wall Facades and Precision PZT Sensors for Vibration Analysis

Year: 2024 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 13 | Pages:59 - 73


Moulya H.V.1,*, Chandrashekar A.2, Ananthayya M.B.3

  1. Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  2. Professor & Head, Department of Civil Engineering, KVG College of Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, India
  3. Professor & Head, department of Civil Engineering, Sai Vidya Institute of Technology, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


Evaluating the mechanical performance and environmental benefits of geopolymer composites is imperative for sustainable alternatives in construction. This study presents an innovative circular PZT-based sensor that effectively captures transient vibrations within concrete structures, demonstrating its validity in comparison to standard surface-mounted accelerometers. The research also elucidates the influence of sensor orientation on capturing various vibrational modes of concrete. Furthermore, the embedded PZT sensors provide valuable insights into the evolving mechanical properties of hydrating concrete, offering a continuous measure of concrete stiffness as it ages. In the context of geopolymer concrete, the study showcases its environmental benefits by comparing it with conventional cement-based concrete in the form of interlocking paver blocks. The results reveal that geopolymer concrete, particularly the variant incorporating 100% GGBS, exhibits superior compressive strength, reaching 92.17 N/mm² compared to 54.2 N/mm² for conventional concrete. Additionally, PZT sensors successfully identify cracks in geopolymer composite, highlighting its potential for improved mechanical properties and reduced environmental impact in the construction industry.

Keywords:Fly ash, Geopolymer composites, GGBS, Interlock, and PZT Sensor

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International Journal of Machine Design and Manufacturing

Volume 11
Issue 13
Received 2023/11/17
Accepted 2023/12/14
Published 2024/01/24