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Hydraulicity in historic lime mortars: a review



Title: Hydraulicity in historic lime mortars: a review
Author(s): J. Elsen, K. Van Balen, G. Mertens
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd Conference on Historic Mortars - HMC 2010 and RILEM TC 203-RHM final workshop
Editor(s): J. Válek, C. Groot and J.J. Hughes
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-112-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 129 - 145
Total Pages: 17
Nb references: 67
Language: English


Abstract: Natural hydraulic limes were used in ancient times and are still produced nowadays. A comparison of the chemistry and mineralogy of currently available NHL2 and NHL5 limes indicate that there are no clear differences except for the amount of 'undefined material', mainly consisting of an amorphous phase. The chemical composition of these different limes is nearly identical. However, the classification of ancient hydraulic limes is mainly based on their chemistry, obtained from the analysis of ancient mortar binders. Moreover, it is shown that the phase composition of these limes evolves with time. This makes their classification uncertain and difficult.


Online publication: 2010-10-25
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00