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Compressive strength of cement pastes and mortars with superabsorbent polymers



Title: Compressive strength of cement pastes and mortars with superabsorbent polymers
Author(s): Pietro Lura, Félix Durand, Ahmed Loukili, Konstantin Kovler, Ole Mejlhede Jensen
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Conference on Volume Changes of Hardening Concrete: Testing and Mitigation
Editor(s): O. M. Jensen, P. Lura, K. Kovler
Print-ISBN: 2-35158-004-4
e-ISBN: 2351580052
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2006
Pages: 117 - 125
Total Pages: 9
Nb references: 16
Language: English


Abstract: This paper deals with the compressive strength development of cement pastes and mortars with superabsorbent polymers, SAP. Addition of SAP to high performance cementitious mixtures is done to reduce or avoid self-desiccation and self-desiccation shrinkage, but also influences the compressive strength. This study shows that whereas the compressive strength of high-strength cement pastes is slightly reduced by SAP addition, the strength of mortars is almost unaffected. Additionally, the paper examines briefly the effect on strength of degree of hydration and porosity, moisture conditions and pore structure of the SAP composites.


Online publication: 2006-07-30
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2351580052.013