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Design and properties of mortar with seashells fine aggregates

Author(s): D. Carro-López, B. González-Fonteboa, C. Martínez, F. Martínez-Abella, S. Seara-Paz, R. Rodríguez
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Bio-based Building Materials
Editor(s): Sofiane Amziane and Mohammed Sonebi
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-154-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 289-294
Total Pages: 6
Language : English

Abstract: In this research coating mortars with partial replacement of conventional sand with mussel shell sand are investigated. Three different binders have been used to study the influence of mussel shell sand: cement, aerial lime paste and clay. The cement binder has been used because it is the most use done in conventional construction. On the other hand, lime and clay have been used because they are in accordance with bio-construction principles. Reference mortars and mortars with mussel shell sand as a substitute of conventional sand in different rates: 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%, have been tested. Results show that the use of mussel shell sand increases consistency and reduces compressive strength. These effects are more remarkable as higher the substitution rate is.

Online publication : 2015
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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