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Analysis and testing methodology of mortars: a case study of the Báthory castle in Simleu Silvaniei, Romania



Title: Analysis and testing methodology of mortars: a case study of the Báthory castle in Simleu Silvaniei, Romania
Author(s): A.B. Magó, A. Cosma, M. Guttmann, B. Szabó
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: 1311 - 1319
Total Pages: 9
Nb references: 16
Language: English


Abstract: A research programme was initiated within the laboratory of the Built Heritage Conservation Research and Design Centre, with the purpose of carrying out tests on mortars. This article is to outline our case study methodology for original mortars. We shall briefly present the work methodology developed in our laboratory, based on current standards and on international specialized literature. The methodology is illustrated by a case study. Old mortars from Báthory Castle were analysed through optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and wet chemical determinations. This analysis allowed us to gather precise data about the character of historic mortar.


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