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Grouts for injection of historical masonries: influence of the binding system and other additions on the properties of the matrix



Title: Grouts for injection of historical masonries: influence of the binding system and other additions on the properties of the matrix
Author(s): I. Papayianni, M. Stefanidou, V. Pachta
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: 1123 - 1133
Total Pages: 11
Nb references: 10
Language: English


Abstract: Grouting of historical masonries has been a widely used technique for regaining their integrity or strengthening them. Since cement-based grouts proved very strong and in some cases destructive for these old masonries, grouts based on a lime-pozzolan binding system have been developed by researchers as an alternative, meeting compatibility issues required for repair interventions. In this paper a number of grout compositions based on lime and other traditional binders are studied with and without additions of limestone filler and nano particles of silica. In some, a small quantity of white cement (15%w.t) was incorporated into the system. Apart from the different constituents of the binding system, the addition of admixtures was used for improving the properties of grouts. Rheological properties, such as flowability, volume stability and penetrability of the grouts were measured in the fresh state. Mechanical properties of dried grouts as well as of grouted sand were checked. Volume changes due to drying shrinkage of grouts were recorded after demoulding and up to 28 days. The microstructure of the dried grouts of the control mixture and that with silica nano particles was examined by stereoscope, image analysis and DTA-TG methodology.


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