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Area of Research
The effect of superabsorbent polymers (SAP) on freeze-thaw performance of cementitious mortars and plasters.
The research is focused on the performance of polymer modified cementitious mortars subjected to accelerated freezing and thawing conditions. Research work involves microstructural characterisation of cement mortars (Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Differential Scanning Calorimetry methods) and nano scale characterisation.
- Czarnecki L., Klemm A. J., Sikora, K. The effects of mineral fillers and superplasticizers on the heat of hydration and rheology of cementitious mortars, 2010, International RILEM Conference on Use of Superabsorbent Polymers and Other New Additives in Concrete, Lyngby, Denmark
- Sikora K., Klemm A. J. Freeze/thaw performance of polymer modified cementitious mortars exposed to NaCl solution, 2011, European Symposium on Polymers in Sustainable Construction, Warsaw, Poland
- International RILEM Conference on Use of Superabsorbent Polymers and Other New Additives in Concrete, 2010 Lyngby, Denmark
- European Symposium on Polymers in Sustainable Construction, 2011 Warsaw, Poland