Influence and Mechanism of Polymer Coating on Shrinkage of Cement-Based Materials
The influence of polymer coating on the shrinkage of cement-based materials is comparatively analyzed in this paper. First of all, the relationship between cement-based materials shrinkage and water loss is discussed. Furthermore, some surface topography differences and pore structure changes of cement-based materials causing by polymer coating are investigated. At last, the affecting mechanism of polymer coating on reducing cement-based materials shrinkage is investigated. The results show that polymer coating can significantly reduce the shrinkage of cement-based materials. A more thick coating gets a higher shrinkage reducing ratio. There is a close relationship between cement-based materials water loss ratio and shrinkage ratio. Polymer coating can make the micro-crack on cement-based materials surface disappear. The cement-based materials coated with polymer have a lower surface layer cumulative average porosity than blank control group. The evaporation of capillary water and the development of negative capillary pressure in cement-based materials are controlled by polymer coating, thus the shrinkage becomes small.
Shiquan Liu and Min Zuo
L. Shi et al., "Influence and Mechanism of Polymer Coating on Shrinkage of Cement-Based Materials", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 306-307, pp. 923-926, 2011