Effect of Superabsorbent Polymer on the Properties of Concrete
AbstractIncorporating superabsorbent polymer (SAP), which has the abilities of absorption and desorption in concrete can achieve the effect of internal curing. The influences of the volume, particle size and ways of entrained water of SAP on the workability, compressive strength, shrinkage, carbonation resistance and chloride penetration resistance of concrete were analyzed through the macroscopic and microscopic test. The results show that pre-absorbed SAP can increase the slump of the mixture, but SAP without water absorption and pre-absorbed SAP with the deduction of internal curing water from mixing water can reduce the slump. The improvement effects of SAP on compressive strength of concrete increase gradually with the increase of age. Especially from 28 days, the compressive strength of concrete increases obviously. At later age, the compressive strengths of SAP concrete under natural curing environment exceed the strength of reference concrete under natural curing environment and nearly reach the strengths of reference concrete under standard curing environment. SAP effectively reduces the shrinkage of concrete, improves the concrete’s abilities of carbonation resistance and chloride penetration resistance. The microscopic test results show that SAP can effectively improve the micro structure and make the pore structure refined. When SAP is added into concrete, the gel pores and small capillary pores are increased, the size of big capillary pores and air pores are reduced. View Full-Text
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Dang, J.; Zhao, J.; Du, Z. Effect of Superabsorbent Polymer on the Properties of Concrete. Polymers 2017, 9, 672.
Dang J, Zhao J, Du Z. Effect of Superabsorbent Polymer on the Properties of Concrete. Polymers. 2017; 9(12):672.Chicago/Turabian Style
Dang, Juntao; Zhao, Jun; Du, Zhaohua. 2017. "Effect of Superabsorbent Polymer on the Properties of Concrete." Polymers 9, no. 12: 672.
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