WIT Press

Physico-chemical Characteristics Of Traditional Mortars In Venice

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950211

Volume

16

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

850 kb

Author(s)

A. Bakolas, G. Biscontiif, A. Moropoulou & E. Zendri

Abstract

The study of traditional mortars has recently been attracting considerable attention because of diagnostic requirements that could be applied in the restoring of historical masonry. The objective of this study is to identify the physical and chemical characteristics of the mortars, which caracterize various Venetian construction periods between the 14th and 18th centuries. The physico-chemical study when compared to the historical references could confirm the use of certain materials and verify the evolution of both materials choice and technologies employed. Mortar samples taken from various Venetian historical buildings underwent p

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