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.
|Title of host publication||Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III|
|Editors||M.G. Alexander, H-D Beushausen|
|Place of Publication||London, UK|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis Group|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2012|
- superabsorbent polymers
- modified mortars
Klemm, A., & Sikora, K. S. (2012). The effect of cement type on the performance of mortars modified by superabsorbent polymers. In M. G. Alexander, & H-D. Beushausen (Eds.), Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III (pp. 210-216). Taylor & Francis Group.