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Amelioration of crushed brick - lime composites using nano-additives
Crushed brick is widely known as a pozzolanic additive for composite building materials. However, crushed brick - lime composites usually show high porosity, low compressive strength and slow reaction kinetics. In this ...
PCM-enhanced Lime Plasters for Vernacular and Contemporary Architecture
Phase Change Materials (PCMs) have the ability to absorb and release thermal energy, in the form of latent heat, during the melting or solidifying processes respectively. Thus, they may be used as additives in the production ...
Micro-destructive mapping of the salt crystallization front in limestone
Salt crystallization is widely recognized as one of the most damaging factors affecting stone monuments and buildings. Conservation of structures suffering from weathering due to salt crystallization can be immensely ...
New evidence of early use of artificial pozzolanic material in mortars
Hydraulic building composites, such as mortars and plasters, produced with artificial pozzolanic materials, became widely popular thanks to the Romans. Reports on earlier uses of such composites can also be found, mainly ...