WIT Press

Durability Of Mortars For Restoration

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950271

Volume

16

Pages

6

Published

1995

Size

382 kb

Author(s)

G. Batis & M. Chronopoulos

Abstract

Durability of mortars for restoration G. Batis, M. Chronopoulos National Technical University of Athens, Laboratory of Electrochemistry & Reinforced Concrete, Zografou Campus, 15773, Athens, Greece ABSTRACT A series of mortars and grouts commonly used in structural restoration of old masonry as well as in building with new masonry (and especially reinforced one) were tested under in-lab and in-situ conditions at NTU of Athens, within the framework of an extended BRITE-EURAM research programm, financed by EU. Mechanical, physical and chemical testing was performed, with emphasis on problems of durability, and especially those associated with humidity in masonry walls. 1 SHORT INTRODUCTION It is almost common practice in interventions and structural restoration (repair/strengthening) of old masonry the use of techniques such as: • Incorporation of diffused reinforcement (in vertical and horizontal tie- elements, made practically of mortar or grout), or • Lighty reinforced rende

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