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Fluid mortars for filling large cracks

Author(s): Maria Stefanidou, Ioanna Papayianni
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the International RILEM Conference
Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering 2016 segment on
Historical Masonry
Editor(s): Inge Rörig-Dalgaard and Ioannis Ioannou
ISBN: 978-2-35158-178-0
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-179-7
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 94-100
Total Pages: 7
Language : English

Abstract: The design and application of repair mortars based on traditional materials and following the
requirements of compatibility in order to preserve historic masonry is very common in the last
decades. Bedding mortars, renders/plasters and grouts have been used taking into account the
specific needs of the masonry as well as the neighbouring materials and the environment in
which the repair mortars will function. In some cases the existence of large cracks (of wide
opening and significant length) in masonry is inevitable. Filling such discontinuities requires
special design mortars in order to maintain prolonged fluidity, adequate cohesiveness and
penetrability. At the same time, these mortars have to present volume stability, durability and
compatible physical and mechanical properties with the neighbouring materials. In this paper
a case study of fluid mortar designed for filling large cracks is discussed.

Online publication : 2016
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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