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The use of redispersible polymer powder (RPP) in mortars has become increasingly popular due to its ability to improve the mechanical properties of mortars. RPP is a unique type of polymer that has the ability to disperse in water and form a film when dried. In the past few decades, extensive research has been conducted on the influence of RPP on the rheological properties of mortars. This paper aims to investigate the influence of RPP on the rheological properties of mortars and highlight the benefits that can be obtained.
The rheological properties of mortars are critically important for construction purposes. These properties determine the ability of the mortar to flow, set, and harden. The rheological properties of mortars are determined by various factors such as the type of binder used, water-cement ratio, sand-cement ratio, and the use of additives. RPP is one such additive that has been shown to improve the rheological properties of mortars.
Influence of RPP on the Rheological properties of Mortars
The addition of RPP to mortars has been shown to improve the workability, flow, and consistency of the mortars. This is due to the fact that RPP acts as a binder that binds the mortar particles together and improves the adhesion between them. The addition of RPP also reduces the water-cement ratio, which in turn reduces the porosity of the mortar and enhances its strength.
RPP also has the ability to reduce the segregation and bleeding of mortars. Segregation occurs when the solid particles in the mortar separate from the liquid. This can result in a non-uniform mix and a weakened mortar. Bleeding occurs when water is discharged from the mix and forms a layer on the surface of the mortar. This results in weaker and less durable mortar. The addition of RPP helps to prevent segregation and bleeding by increasing the viscosity of the mortar and improving its homogeneity.
Furthermore, RPP also has the ability to improve the adhesion and cohesion of the mortar. Adhesion is the ability of the mortar to stick to a substrate, while cohesion is the ability of the mortar particles to stick together. The addition of RPP improves both these properties by improving the chemical bonding between the mortar and substrate, and by increasing the strength of the mortar particles.
Another benefit of using RPP in mortars is that it enhances the durability and resistance of the mortar to environmental factors such as frost and corrosion. This is due to the fact that RPP provides a protective film over the surface of the mortar, which helps to prevent degradation and corrosion.
In conclusion, the addition of redispersible polymer powder to mortars has a significant influence on the rheological properties of the mortar. The use of RPP results in improved workability, consistency, and flow of the mortar, as well as reduced segregation and bleeding. RPP also improves the adhesion, cohesion, durability, and resistance of the mortar to environmental factors. Therefore, the use of RPP in mortars is highly recommended for construction purposes.