Properties of Self-curing High Strength Concrete by using Baby Polymer Diapers

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Beddu S.
Mohamad D.
Nazri F.M.
Sadon S.N.
Elshawesh M.G.
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This study investigates the self-curing concrete using baby polymer diapers as substitute method of curing process in order to improve mechanical and physical properties of concrete. Three different proportion of baby polymer diapers which are 1%, 3% and 5% were mix with concrete. Slump, compressive strength and drying shrinkage test were performed in order to study the workability, strength and durability of the concrete. All concrete were tested for 1, 3, 7, 14, and 28 days for drying shrinkage test. Meanwhile, all concrete were test at 3, 7 and 28 days for compressive strength test. Compressive strength of concrete containing 5% baby polymer diapers show the highest strength at 28 days compared to others percentage. Thus, it indicates that application of baby polymer diaper as self-cure agent can improve the concrete performances. � The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018.
Concrete testing; Curing; Drying; Durability; Environmental engineering; High performance concrete; Offshore oil well production; Polymers; Shrinkage; Compressive strength of concrete; Concrete performance; Curing process; Different proportions; Drying shrinkages; High strength concretes; Mechanical and physical properties; Self-curing; Compressive strength