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Effect of super-absorbent polymer on simplification of curing and prevention of micro-cracking of concrete at early age



Author(s): K. Ichimiya
Paper category: Conference
Book title: Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III (ICCRRR)
Editor(s): M.G. Alexander, H.-D. Beushausen, F. Dehn, P. Moyo
Print ISBN: 978-0-415-89952-9
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Pages: 80 – 81
Total Pages: 2
Language: English


Abstract: 
Super-Absorbent Polymers (SAP) absorb much water, for example the absorption ratio is from several hundred times to several thousand times of own weight in case of pure water, and maintains the absorbed water for many hours. The effectiveness of SAP on simplified curing technique and prevention of initial cracking of mortar and concrete had been reported in the past research. In order to look at this effect of SAP, mortar specimens which were modified with latest SAP were manufactured, and compressive strength and cracking condition of these specimens were compared.


Online publication: 2014
Publication Type: abstract_only
Public price (Euros): 0.00