Early-Age Creep and Shrinkage Properties of Printed and Cast Cement Composite
Materials Proceedings 2023
Rihards Gailītis, Pauls Pudāns, Krists Ziemelis, Ģirts Būmanis, Andīna Sprince

In recent years, 3D printing has been more and more used in the development of buildings and building elements. Mostly-printed structures are subjected to compression that is oriented perpen-dicular to the layer laying direction. When applying load in this way, the printed structure exhibits characteristics similar to masonry structures. However, as the technology and application of 3D printing develop, the structures also become more complicated and subjected not only to direct compression but other stresses as well. In this paper, long-term properties together with compressive strength were determined for 3D-printed specimens with load applied in the same direction as the layers are laid. The long-term and mechanical properties were compared with cast same-composition specimens. Results show that for the printed specimens, the compressive strength was more than two times lower than cast specimens, while the creep properties were slightly lower for the printed specimens.

Cement composite long-term properties; 3D-printed cement composite; tensile stress

Gailītis, R., Pudāns, P., Ziemelis, K., Būmanis, Ģ., Sprince, A. Early-Age Creep and Shrinkage Properties of Printed and Cast Cement Composite. Materials Proceedings, 2023, Vol. 13, No. 1, Article number 35. ISSN 2673-4605. Pieejams: doi:10.3390/materproc2023013035

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