RILEM State-of-the-Art Reports

Application of Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP) in Concrete Construction

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

Editors: Mechtcherine, Viktor, Reinhardt, Hans-Wolf (Eds.)

  • Gives a comprehensive overview of the properties, advantages and applications of super absorbent polymers
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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.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mechtcherine, Viktor

    Pages 1-6

  • Terminology

    Reinhardt, Hans-Wolf (et al.)

    Pages 7-12

  • Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP)

    Friedrich, Stefan

    Pages 13-19

  • Kinetics of Water Migration in Cement-Based Systems Containing Superabsobent Polymers

    Lura, Pietro (et al.)

    Pages 21-37

  • Effect of Superabsorbent Polymers on the Workability of Concrete and Mortar

    Filho, Romildo D. Toledo (et al.)

    Pages 39-50

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  • ISBN 978-94-007-2732-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Application of Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP) in Concrete Construction
Book Subtitle
State-of-the-Art Report Prepared by Technical Committee 225-SAP
Editors
  • Viktor Mechtcherine
  • Hans-Wolf Reinhardt
Series Title
RILEM State-of-the-Art Reports
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
RILEM
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2733-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2733-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2732-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9898-4
Series ISSN
2213-204X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 166
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