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Inadequacy of different methods of assessing the correct dosages during the preparation of air-hardening lime mortars

A. Arizzi and G. Cultrone
Inadequacy of different methods of assessing the correct dosages during the preparation of air-hardening lime mortars (in Sustainable use of traditional geomaterials in construction practice, R. Prikryl (editor), A. Torok (editor), M. Gomez-Heras (editor), K. Miskovsky (editor) and M. Theodoridou (editor))
Special Publication - Geological Society of London (March 2015) 416 (1): 275-283

Abstract

This work highlights the importance of applying suitable methods for the design of air-hardening lime mortars with the correct water dosage and binder-to-aggregate ratios. To this end, the recently developed 'wet packing method' has been used to assess the optimum water-to-binder ratio at which the packing density is achieved in lime mortars with different binder-to-aggregate proportions. To support the validity of this method, it has been compared with other standardized methods of determining the bulk density of the dry granular components and the consistency of the mortar pastes. The reliability of the wet packing method has then been verified by studying the mineralogical, textural and mechanical properties of mortars after 2 and 6 months of carbonation. Results showed that although the wet packing method seems to be more realistic than the majority of standards used for the determination of the packing density and workability in granular mixtures, it is not totally suitable for the preparation of air-hardening lime mortars with good performances in the fresh and hardened state.


ISSN: 0305-8719
EISSN: 2041-4927
Coden: GSLSBW
Serial Title: Special Publication - Geological Society of London
Serial Volume: 416
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Inadequacy of different methods of assessing the correct dosages during the preparation of air-hardening lime mortars
Title: Sustainable use of traditional geomaterials in construction practice
Author(s): Arizzi, A.Cultrone, G.
Author(s): Prikryl, R.editor
Author(s): Torok, A.editor
Author(s): Gomez-Heras, M.editor
Author(s): Miskovsky, K.editor
Author(s): Theodoridou, M.editor
Affiliation: University of Granada, Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, Granada, Spain
Pages: 275-283
Published: 20150318
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
Number of pages: 9
References: 31
Accession Number: 2015-054444
Categories: Engineering geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 3 tables
Source Note: Online First
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201525
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