Introduction

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

Abstract

This chapter is a short introduction to the State-of-the-Art Report on the application of Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) in concrete construction. It describes the general role of chemical additives in concrete technology, outlines the possible functions of SAP in cement-based materials and defines the prospective main areas of this new additive’s use. Additionally, the concept and structure of the book are briefly explained.

Keywords

Hardened State Interface Transition Zone Autogenous Shrinkage Internal Cure Hardened Concrete 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Construction MaterialsTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany

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