3rd International Conference on the Application of Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) and Other New Admixtures Towards Smart Concrete

  • William P. Boshoff
  • Riaan Combrinck
  • Viktor Mechtcherine
  • Mateusz Wyrzykowski
Conference proceedings SAP 2019

Part of the RILEM Bookseries book series (RILEM, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Microstructure, Hydration and Absorption

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Livia B. Agostinho, Thyala A. Cunha, Daiane V. M. R. Cupertino, Eugênia F. Silva
      Pages 3-10
    3. João Custódio, Paulo Francinete, António Ribeiro, Ana Gonzalez, Eugênia Silva
      Pages 11-19
    4. Cole R. Davis, Baishakhi Bose, Alejandro M. Alcaraz, Carlos J. Martinez, Kendra A. Erk
      Pages 20-28
    5. Claudia Romero Rodriguez, Maxim Deprez, Fernando F. de Mendonca Filho, Stefanie van Offenwert, Veerle Cnudde, Erik Schlangen et al.
      Pages 29-37
    6. Parawee Tangkokiat, Thanapat Thanapornpavornkul, Surapit Muangkaew, Wanwipa Siriwatwechakul, Jirawan Siramanont, Chalermwut Snguanyat
      Pages 38-45
  3. Mechanical Properties and Durability

  4. Shrinkage and Associated Cracking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Fernando C. R. Almeida, Rohollah Rostami, Agnieszka J. Klemm
      Pages 97-105
    3. José Roberto Tenório Filho, Maria Adelaide Pereira Gomes de Araújo, Didier Snoeck, Els Mannekens, Nele De Belie
      Pages 106-113
    4. Paulo Francinete Jr., Eugênia Fonseca da Silva, Anne Neiry de Mendonça Lopes
      Pages 114-122
  5. Rheology and Admixtures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Wolfram Schmidt, Kolawole Adisa Olonade, Rose Njeri Mbugua, Francis Julissa Lenz, Inès Tchetgnia Ngassam
      Pages 158-166
    3. Rose Mbugua, Salim Wanjala, Julius Ndambuki
      Pages 176-183
    4. Gerrit M. Moelich, Rick van Huffel, Riaan Combrinck
      Pages 184-191
  6. Applications and Innovations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Anjaneya Dixit, Souradeep Gupta, Sze Dai Pang, Harn Wei Kua
      Pages 222-229
    3. Christoph Schulte-Schrepping, David Ov, Rolf Breitenbücher
      Pages 230-238
    4. Ying Wang, Luca Montanari, W. Jason Weiss, Prannoy Suraneni
      Pages 239-247
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 257-258

About these proceedings


The book gathers the peer-reviewed contributions presented at the 3rd International Conference on Application of Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) and Other New Admixtures towards Smart Concrete, held in Skukuza, South Africa, on November 25-27, 2019. It features papers focusing on the behavior of SAP in concrete (in particular the absorption behavior) as well as the effect of SAP on fresh and hardened concrete properties. It also covers topics such as other modern admixtures, in particular rheology-modifying admixtures, including the recently emerging field of bio- or waste-derived admixtures. The conference builds on the experience and summarizes the activities of the RILEM Technical Committee 260-RSC "Recommendations for Use of Superabsorbent Polymers in Concrete Construction" and addresses other prominent research activities in the field of concrete admixtures.


Superabsorbent polymers SAP admixtures high performance concrete high strength concrete RILEM

Editors and affiliations

  • William P. Boshoff
    • 1
  • Riaan Combrinck
    • 2
  • Viktor Mechtcherine
    • 3
  • Mateusz Wyrzykowski
    • 4
  1. 1.EBITUniversity of PretoriaHatfieldSouth Africa
  2. 2.Stellenbosch UniversityStellenboschSouth Africa
  3. 3.Fakultät BauingenieurwesenTU DresdenDresdenGermany
  4. 4.EmpaDübendorfSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information RILEM 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-33341-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-33342-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-0844
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-0852
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