Thermoanalytical research on traditional mortars in venice

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1995 (EN)
Thermoanalytical research on traditional mortars in venice (EN)

Contardi, V (EN)
Bakolas, A (EN)
Zendri, E (EN)
Moropoulou, A (EN)
Biscontin, G (EN)
Franceschi, E (EN)
Palazzi, D (EN)

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The study of traditional mortars has recently been attracting considerable attention, in connection with both diagnosis and applications required for restoration. The mortar is only apparently a simple system; in reality the lime is often accompanied by hydraulic components. The inerts often interact with the binder and the technologies used in the application are very diversified. These situations make the study of the mixtures rather complex, as it is difficult to distinguish the neoformation compounds from the older ones. A basic approach is offered by granulometric analysis, allowing separation of the mortar into its components, in which the finer fraction is richer in binder. Some analyses on this fraction (<63 μm) were performed to define the nature and quantity of the binder in the mortar. Samples were taken from various sites in Venice and were examined by calcimetry, TG-DTG and FTIR analysis. Moreover the investigation of this fraction by optical microscopy enabled us to distinguish the binder from the inert particles. © 1995. (EN)


Optical microscopy (EN)
Calcimetry (EN)
Granulometric analysis (EN)
Building restoration (EN)
Mortar traditional (EN)

Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο (EL)
National Technical University of Athens (EN)

Thermochimica Acta (EN)



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