Proceedings PRO110 : International RILEM Conference Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering 2016 Segment on Historical Masonry

Title: Proceedings of the International RILEM Conference Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering 2016 Segment on Historical Masonry
Edited by: Inge Rörig-Dalgaard and Ioannis Ioannou
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-179-7
Pages: 275
Publication date: 2016

The conference “Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering – MSSCE 2016” is
part of the RILEM week 2016, which consists of a series of parallel and consecutive
conference and doctoral course segments on different topics as well as technical and
administrative meetings in several scientific organizations. The event is hosted by the
Department of Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark and the Danish
Technological Institute and it is held at the Lyngby campus of the Technical University of
Denmark 15-29 August 2016.
This volume contains the proceedings of the MSSCE 2016 conference segment on “Historical
Masonry”. This conference segment has been organised to revitalize interest in Historical
Masonry within the RILEM community. Historical structures comprise a major part of our
architectural and cultural heritage. Despite the fact that one may get the impression that these
structures have been there forever and therefore have a never-ending history, the truth is
somehow different. Historical structures need extra care and continuing attention to survive in
the changing and challenging environment they are exposed to. At the same time, the
complexity of these structures, in the form of construction materials and typologies, adds to
the difficulty in approaching them effectively and efficiently. Special demands are therefore
imposed upon academics and practitioners who work with historical masonry structures in
order to maintain their durability, without affecting their original character.
In view of the above, the present conference segment deals with theory, modelling and results
from experimental investigations within the wider field of Historical Masonry. The topics
covered include masonry materials (characterization and reproduction), measurement
techniques, mechanisms of masonry decay and methods of assessing and protecting masonry.
Papers featuring in the proceedings present state-of-the-art knowledge that extends to some
interesting case studies. All contributions have been peer-reviewed thanks to the voluntary
work of the members of the scientific committee and a select group of colleagues around the
Despite the fact that we had to compete against a number of other major conferences in the
field, also taking place in 2016 (e.g. Terra, IBMAC, Stone Congress and HMC), we managed
to get together a significant number of participants from all over Europe and USA, thus
making the Historical Masonry conference segment one of the busiest events during the
RILEM Week. We would therefore like to thank each and every one of the contributors for
their input and attendance and for inspiring discussions on the topic we are all very much
interested in. Special thanks to our 2 distinguished keynote speakers (Profs G.W. Scherer and
P.B. Lourenco). Their presence in Lyngby will surely contribute to make this conference a
Working together to create a platform for collaboration on Historical Masonry has been a joy!
We hope that you will also enjoy the conference and your stay in Denmark. May this
conference segment be the starting point for increased activity within RILEM in the field of
Historical Masonry!


Author(s): Inge Rörig-Dalgaard & Ioannis Ioannou
Pages: 12-12

Mineral Consolidants
Author(s): George W. Scherer, Enrico Sassoni
Pages: 14-23

Behavior of historic masonry structures subjected to blast: testing, constitutive modeling and applications
Author(s): Paulo B. Lourenco
Pages: 24-24

Numerical study on the seismic performance of adobe vaulted architecture: a case study from Iran
Author(s): Neda H. Sadeghi, Daniel V. Oliveira, Mariana Correia,
Pages: 26-35

Assessment of the injection of grouts to repair cracks in rammed earth
Author(s): Rui A. Silva, Oriol Domínguez Martínez, Daniel V. Oliveira, Eduardo Pereira, Edgar Soares
Pages: 36-45

Experimental study of brick masonry walls subjected to eccentric and axial load
Author(s): Cossima Cornado, Joan Ramon Rosell, Joan Leiva, Cesar Diaz
Pages: 46-53

Estimation of physical properties of volubilis calcarenite stone using non- destructive testing
Author(s): Issam Aalil, Kévin Beck, Xavier Brunetaud, Khalid Cherkaoui,
Pages: 54-63

Strain changes during the progress of water infiltration in tuffeau stone
Author(s): Mohamed Ahmed Hassine, Kevin Beck, Xavier Brunetaud,
Pages: 64-73

Comparative study of Prehistoric, traditional and contemporary adobe bricks from Cyprus
Author(s): Maria Costi de Castrillo, Ioannis Ioannou, Maria Philokyprou
Pages: 74-83

Lessons learnt from the anomalous water sorptivity of stones: the case of a cypriot limestone
Author(s): Maria Costi de Castrillo, Ioannis Ioannou, Maria Philokyprou
Pages: 84-93

Fluid mortars for filling large cracks
Author(s): Maria Stefanidou, Ioanna Papayianni
Pages: 94-100

Catalytic effect of carbonic anhydrase enzyme on lime mortar carbonation
Author(s): Özlem Cizer, Koen Van Balen, Carlos Rodriguez Navarro
Pages: 102-111

Thermo-hydro-mechanical properties of repair mortars designed for the restoration of historical buildings in the Loire valley-France
Author(s): Marwen Bouasker, Omar Abdulkareem, Amor Ben Fraj, Muzahim Al-Mukhtar, Kévin Beck
Pages: 112-121

Durability of Air Lime mortar
Author(s): Anders Nielsen
Pages: 122-128

Effect of application of lime plasters to salt-laden bricks
Author(s): Cristiana Nunes and Zuzana slizkova
Pages: 130-139

Salt contaminated sandstone under environmental loading: recrystallization process and its consequences
Author(s): Julie Desarnaud, Hannelore Derluyn, Lisa Grementieri, Luisa Molari, Stefano de Miranda, Veerle Cnudde, Noushine Shahidzadeh
Pages: 140-149

Wick action in porous building materials as studied by NMR
Author(s): Julie Desarnaud, Hannelore Derluyn, Lisa Grementieri, Luisa Molari, Stefano de Miranda, Veerle Cnudde, Noushine Shahidzadeh
Pages: 150-157

Poulticing vs electrophoresis desalination of historic masonry, The case of the mill at Hoksem
Author(s): Sebastiaan Godts, Hilde De Clercq, Roald Hayen
Pages: 158-166

Assessment of flood and wind driven rain impact on mechanical properties of historic brick masonry
Author(s): Victoria Stephenson, Yasemin D. Aktas, Dina D’Ayala
Pages: 168-177

Influence of Ph during Chemical weathering of bricks: Long term exposure
Author(s): Inge Rörig-Dalgaard, A. Elena Charola
Pages: 178-187

Suitability of different paint coatings for renders based on natural hydraulic lime
Author(s): Ana Paula Ferreira Pinto, Hugo Passinhas, Augusto Gomes, Bruna Silva
Pages: 188-197

Determination of moisture distribution in Brick Masonry walls
Author(s): Poul Klenz Larsen
Pages: 198-207

“Electro-physical” methods to stop rising damp. Assessment of the effectiveness in two case studies
Author(s): Barbara Lubelli, Rob P.J. van Hees, Linda Miedema, M. Fugazzotto, A. Sardella, A.Bonazza
Pages: 208-217

Risk assessment and mitigation through hydrothermal modeling of historic masonry
Author(s): Roald Hayen, Sebastiaan Godts
Pages: 218-227

Use of local stone: cautionary tales
Author(s): Edward Gerns, Rachel Will
Pages: 228-237

Characterization of masonry materials and structural analysis of the st Mary of Carmel church in Famagusta
Author(s): Rogiros Illampas, Ioannis Ioannou, Magdalini Theodoridou, Revecca Fournari
Pages: 238-247

Lime burning tradition of Gotland
Author(s): Kristin Balksten
Pages: 248-255

Development of mortars in Denmark from the viking age until today
Author(s): Mette Stubager Moesgaard, Thea Bech-Petersen, Helge Hansen
Pages: 256-265

Salt crystallization laboratory test with a complex brine
Author(s): Beatriz Menéndez
Pages: 266-266

Weathering, Masonry and Modern Movement
Author(s): Albert Algreen-Petersen
Pages: 268-268

Interior insulation retrofit of a brick wall using vacuum insulation panels: re- creation of cultural historical values in buildings from before 1945
Author(s): Pär Johansson, Paula Wahlgren
Pages: 270-270

Consolidating effects of nano-lime products on porous lime renders and limestone
Author(s): Zuzuna Silijkova
Pages: 272-272