Archives of Acoustics, 30, 3, pp. , 2005

Effect of fly ash on the Li2O-B2O3 system: structural study by pulse echo technique

Y. B. Saddeek
Al Azhar University, Faculty of Science, Physics Department

M. A. Azooz
National Research Center, Glass Research Department

S. H. Kenawy
National Research Center, Refractories and Ceramics Department

Fly ash obtained from Toshkey project, which in turn was
delivered from France, is a valuable source of many oxides such as SiO2, Al2O3,
Fe2O3, CaO and MgO. These oxides can provide a useful preliminary source for the
preparation of glasses. Glass of the system 10 Li2O-90 B2O3 (wt %) has been
prepared. The progressive addition of fly ash to this type of glass was made to
study its effect on the chemical and physical properties of the parent glass.
Room temperature ultrasonic measurements were performed by pulse-echo method.
The densities of the prepared samples were measured to justify the packing
arrangements of the constituent oxide. The variations in densities and
ultrasonic velocities of the prepared samples containing progressive fly ash
contents were correlated and discussed. The values of elastic moduli (including
Young's modulus, bulk modulus, shear modulus and Poisson's ratio) were compared
with those theoretically calculated in terms of Makishima-Mackenzie model and a
model proposed by Rocherulle et al.
Keywords: Lithium borate glasses, fly ash, elastic properties.
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