The effect of cement type on the performance of mortars modified by superabsorbent polymers

Agnieszka Klemm, Karol Slawomir Sikora

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Abstract

Although the use of SAP as internal curing agents in concrete has been widely documented in the literature for over a decade their suitability for general use is still not clearly articulated and cohesive. The research programme, of which a fragment is presented in this paper, endeavours to elaborate on materials characteristics and performance of SAP modified mortars made of CEM I and CEM II type cements. The variations in microstructural features and mechanical/physical properties of composites are the subject of the presented investigations. Application of SAPs in CEM I resulted in reduction of shrinkage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConcrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III
EditorsM.G. Alexander, H-D Beushausen
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherTaylor & Francis Group
Pages210-216
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780415899529
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

Keywords

  • superabsorbent polymers
  • modified mortars
  • cement

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