Recommendations of RILEM TC 260-RSC for using superabsorbent polymers (SAP) for improving freeze–thaw resistance of cement-based materials

Viktor Mechtcherine*, Christof Schroefl, Michaela Reichardt, Agnieszka J. Klemm, Kamal H. Khayat

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Abstract

This recommendation is focused on application of superabsorbent polymers (SAP) for the improvement of the resistance of cement-based materials to freeze–thaw attack with or without deicing salts. A simple approach to the determination of the amount and properties of SAP as well as methods to verify SAP effectiveness for frost resistance protection are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Article number75
JournalMaterials and Structures
Volume52
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Deicing salt
  • Freeze–thaw
  • Frost resistance
  • Superabsorbent polymers

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