Optimum Dosage of Superabsorbent Polymers in Concrete
This paper presents the use of Super Absorbent polymers as an additive in concrete by replacing the same amount
of fine aggregates present in the concrete. The basic purpose of adding super-absorbent polymers in the concrete is to study
the change in properties like (Workability, Young Modulus of Elasticity and Strength) of concrete. Another desire of adding
super-absorbent is to study the effect of self-sealing of the cracks in the concrete due to swelling of the super-absorbent when
come in contact with the moisture. In this paper the optimum dosage of superabsorbent polymers (by weight) to be added is
discussed without affecting strength to greater extent.
Index terms- Super-Absorbent polymers(SAP),Young Modulus of Elasticity of Concrete Ec