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Application of Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP) in Concrete Construction

State-of-the-Art Report Prepared by Technical Committee 225-SAP

  • Viktor Mechtcherine
  • Hans-Wolf Reinhardt

Part of the RILEM State of the Art Reports book series (RILEM State Art Reports, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Viktor Mechtcherine
    Pages 1-6
  3. Hans-Wolf Reinhardt, Daniel Cusson, Viktor Mechtcherine
    Pages 7-12
  4. Stefan Friedrich
    Pages 13-19
  5. Pietro Lura, Karen Friedemann, Frank Stallmach, Sven Mönnig, Mateusz Wyrzykowski, Luis P. Esteves
    Pages 21-37
  6. Romildo D. Toledo Filho, Eugenia F. Silva, Anne N. M. Lopes, Viktor Mechtcherine, Lukasz Dudziak
    Pages 39-50
  7. Guang Ye, Klaas van Breugel, Pietro Lura, Viktor Mechtcherine
    Pages 51-62
  8. Hans-Wolf Reinhardt, Alexander Assmann
    Pages 115-135
  9. Daniel Cusson, Viktor Mechtcherine, Pietro Lura
    Pages 137-148
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 149-164

About this book

Introduction

This is the state-of-the-art report prepared by the RILEM TC “Application of Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP) in concrete construction”. It gives a comprehensive overview of the properties of SAP, specific water absorption and desorption behaviour of SAP in fresh and hardening concrete, effects of the SAP addition on rheological properties of fresh concrete, changes of cement paste microstructure and mechanical properties of concrete. Furthermore, the key advantages of using SAP are described in detail: the ability of this material to act as an internal curing agent to mitigate autogenous shrinkage of high-performance concrete, the possibility to use SAP as an alternative to air-entrainment agents in order to increase the frost resistance of concrete, and finally, the benefit of steering the rheology of fresh cement-based materials. The final chapter describes the first existing and numerous prospective applications for this new concrete additive.

Keywords

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Editors and affiliations

  • Viktor Mechtcherine
    • 1
  • Hans-Wolf Reinhardt
    • 2
  1. 1.Technische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.University of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2733-5
  • Copyright Information RILEM 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2732-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2733-5
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