WIT Press

Effects Of Lime Mortars On Masonry Construction

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950241

Volume

16

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

762 kb

Author(s)

G. Tougelidis & C.P. Providakis

Abstract

The present investigation is an effort to demonstrate that lime gives such properties and has such an active construction in mortars so it can be considered as an irreplaceable constituent of them. There is a description of the lime uses and its contribution to masonry strength. A discussion is also included on the effect of lime on the durability of mortars, the autogeneous healing and the efflorescence of masonry. 11ntroduction Masonry is a composite of units (bricks, blocks or stones) jointed together by mortar. So three factors affect the quality of plain masonry. The quality of the units, the quality of the mortar and the quality of the workmanship in putting them together[1]. Typically therefore emphasis has been placed in codes and standards on the properties and variability of the component ma

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