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

Salmia Beddu, Daud Mohamad, Fadzli Mohamed Nazri, Siti Nabihah Sadon, Mohamed Galal Elshawesh

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number06022
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2018
Event2018 International Conference on Civil, Offshore and Environmental Engineering 2018, ICCOEE 2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Aug 201814 Aug 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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