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Mineralogical and petrographic characterization of ancient Roman maritime concretes from Mediterranean harbours



Title: Mineralogical and petrographic characterization of ancient Roman maritime concretes from Mediterranean harbours
Author(s): G. Vola, M.D. Jackson, J.P. Oleson, Ch. Brandon, R.L. Hohlfelder
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: 381 - 388
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 13
Language: English


Abstract: Eleven hydraulic concretes from ancient Roman harbours around the Mediterranean seacoast were drilled by the Romacons team in 2002-2009. In 2008-2009 the same team extracted three new cores from a reproduction of a Vitruvian concrete pila, cast in seawater at Brindisi harbour in 2004, and previously cored at 6, 12 and 24 months curing. New geochemical and mineralogical analyses of representative ancient mortars, and the concrete reproduction in Brindisi, are summarized here. In addition, the progress of the pozzolanic reaction in the various hydraulic concretes is evaluated, through compositional and microstructural examinations.


Online publication: 2010-10-25
Publication type : full_text
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