WIT Press


Properties And Technology Of The Crushed Brick Mortars Of Hagia Sophia

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

15

Pages

11

Published

1995

Size

1,091 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/SD950731

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

A. Moropoulou, A.S. Cakmak, A. Bakolas, K. Labropoulos & K. Bisbikou

Abstract

Within the framework of the collaboration between Princeton University (Prof. A. Cakmak), the National Technical University of Athens (Prof A. Moropoulou) and Bogazici University (Prof. Ishikara, Prof. Erdik), the present work deals with material analyses of small samples taken from Hagia Sophia, a sixth century masonry edifice, in Istanbul, Turkey, coordinated with structural studies to provide insight to the structure ability to withstand seismic loads. From thorough microstructural, mineralogical, chemical and physico-chemical analyses already performed at the NTU-A. Microscopic observations give ample evidence to products of boundary reactions. Reaction rims at t

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