WIT Press

Environmental Impact Assessment On The Porous Stone Masonries Of The Rethymnon Fortress

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950161

Volume

16

Pages

14

Published

1995

Size

2,300 kb

Author(s)

A. Moropoulou, Chr. Kourteli, A. Bisbikou & Th. Tsiourva

Abstract

The weathering of monuments, considered as interaction between building materials and environmental factors, presents specific interest in the case of the marine environment in the mild climatic conditions of the Mediterranean. An extended monument, like the Fortress of Rethymnon could well serve as an example. It is constructed by a susceptible to salt decay biocalcareous porous stone and suffers mainly from salt crystallization and hard carbonate crust formation. The research program develops on various masonry surfaces,

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