AbstractThis study aims to examine the chloride penetration resistance, chloride binding capacity, electrical resistivity, and compressive strength of multibinder systems, including ordinary portland cement (OPC), calcined kaolinite clay (C), fly ash (F), and limestone powder (L). At all tested ages, the results revealed that calcined kaolinite clay concrete had better chloride penetration resistance and chloride binding ability compared with the control OPC concrete. Moreover, at all tested ages, calcined kaolinite clay concrete had greater compressive strength compared with the control OPC concrete and fly ash concrete. At the curing age of 91 days, improved performance of fly ash concrete was observed. The overall performance of the ternary binder system of cement-fly ash-calcined kaolinite clay surpassed that of the binary binder systems. Among the tested combinations of binders, the ternary binder C30F15 (55% OPC+30%  C+15% F) demonstrated the best overall performance. The test results also indicate that fly ash can be beneficially integrated into the cement-calcined kaolinite clay binder system to obtain a ternary binder system, which is better than the ternary binder system of cement, calcined kaolinite clay, and limestone powder, at both tested early and later ages.

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