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Historic documents in understanding and evaluation of historic lime mortars



Title: Historic documents in understanding and evaluation of historic lime mortars
Author(s): C. Marinowitz, C. Neuwald-Burg, M. Pfeifer
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: 267 - 274
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 11
Language: English


Abstract: Sophisticated analysing proceedings have been used in the past to assess the composition of hardened mortars. Chemical and mechanical tests combined with microscopic investigations seem to provide all the information required for the design of repair mortars which physically and visually are appropriate for restoration purposes. Lime putty and hydrated lime of varying quality meanwhile are currently available. Nevertheless the results are not always convincing. The limit of the analysing techniques has become evident in conservation practise.
Knowledge of how mortars have been fabricated, mixed, stored and applied is as important as the chemical composition. The authors have therefore collected information on the fabrication, compositions and use of mortars revealed by an examination of written historic sources.


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