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Compressive and flexural strength testing of brick masonry panels constructed with two contrasting traditionally produced lime mortars



Title: Compressive and flexural strength testing of brick masonry panels constructed with two contrasting traditionally produced lime mortars
Author(s): J.J. Hughes, A.K. Taylor
Paper category : conference
Book title: Workshop Repair Mortars for Historic Masonry
Editor(s): C. Groot
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-083-7
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 162 - 177
Total Pages: 16
Nb references: 12
Language: English


Abstract: Brick masonry wall panels were constructed using two different mortar types made from two different limestones. The mortars comprised lime produced by a traditional batch kiln method, and were moderately hydraulic and dolomitic-hydraulic in composition. The mortars were prepared as hot-lime mixes, using a traditional hot-mix (or "dry-slaking") method. Masonry specimens were tested to establish the compressive and flexural strengths of brick masonry made from each mortar type. Difficulties were experienced with late hydration of quicklime within the mortars and with variations in workmanship. This paper presents the results of testing, discusses the test procedures and compares the test data with strength predictions of BS 5628.


Online publication: 2009-06-08
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00