Mechanical behavior of construction and demolition waste-based geopolymers exposed to elevate temperatures

Published: 28 July 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/7vzzwzd8js.1


This dataset includes all data used for the preparation of the paper entitled "Mechanical behavior of construction and demolition waste-based geopolymers exposed to elevate temperatures" that has been submitted for publication in the Journal of Materials and Design. The dataset includes data received through the measurements of the compressive strength, density and mass loss of two geopolymers produced from Construction and Demolition wastes, after their curing at 50 oC and their exposure to the high temperatures: 600, 800 and 1050 oC. It also includes data received from the thermal testing of these materials at high temperature compressive deformation (data were produced by the software related to the relevant equipment), as well as from the materials characterization after testing, according to the XRD and FTIR methods.


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Compressive strength measurements were performed in an electro-hydraulic mechanical loading machine using cubic specimens of dimensions 50x50x50mm. Density data were received through measurements of dimensions and weight, using cubic specimens. Stress and strain data were gathered on an Instron 5982 testing frame equipped with a high temperature furnace capable to reach over 1300 °C. Cylindrical specimens with nominal diameter 12 mm and height 16 mm were used. XRD data were collected on a D8 Bruker diffractometer (CuKα radiation, λ = 1.5418 Å with tungsten filament at 40 kV and 30 mA), in the range 2θ from 2° to 60° with scanning rate of 2° / min. FTIR data were collected in the atmosphere on a Perkin Elmer 2000 spectrometer equipped with a Zn/Se crystal, following the Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR) technique, in the wave number range from 650 to 4000 cm-1.


Frederick University School of Engineering


Mechanical Strength, Construction Material, Geopolymer


Cyprus Covernement


European Regional Development Fund