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Identification of mortars in the Ottoman era in Algeria through historical documentation and laboratory analyses



Title: Identification of mortars in the Ottoman era in Algeria through historical documentation and laboratory analyses
Author(s): N.A. Mahindad, M. Hamiane
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: 257 - 265
Total Pages: 9
Nb references: 8
Language: English


Abstract: In the Algerian traditional and historical architecture, there is a variety of mortars which were used as: jointing mortar and finishing mortar. We found out that they were different according to their regions and cities. Although Algeria conceals a very rich patrimonial park, our interest is mainly focused on the mortars used in the buildings in the Ottoman Era. Through a specific historical documentation of the Ottoman Empire, which is constituted by the registers of the property "Habus", we were able to identify all the used materials, the manufacturing of various mortars and especially their implementation. The archival information was compared to the analyses of mortar samples. Samples of mortars were collected and described in situ, and a number of laboratory tests were carried out to determine their physical characteristics, chemical and mineralogical compositions.


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