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Lime-metakaolin mortars applied on the Soledade palace, Recife, Brazil



Title: Lime-metakaolin mortars applied on the Soledade palace, Recife, Brazil
Author(s): T.M.A. Bonilla, A.F. Ferreira, A.F. Nóbrega, E.C.R. Silva, M.L. Souza, A.M.P. Carneiro
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: 917 - 926
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 9
Language: English


Abstract: The purpose of this work was to evaluate lime mortars with pozzolanic additions of metakaolin applied as plasters on the original masonry of Soledade Palace, Recife, Brazil. The study involved the following variables: 1. Application over internal/external substrates; 2. Substrates with/without a lime-sand coat to increase the brick-mortar bond; 3. Three proportions of mortars; 4. Use of dry slaked lime or matured lime putty. The mortars were evaluated in regards to their mechanical strength and brick-mortar bond. Results indicated that these mortars are appropriate to be used in building restoration work, since they were prepared observing standards and good practices of execution and were applied in accordance with adequate techniques of restoration. Thus, these mortars will be able to assure the integrity and durability of ancient masonry.


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