Lime lump development and textural alteration during the production of mortar

D. Carran, John Hughes, A. Leslie, C. Kennedy

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Abstract

Historic lime mortars are complex materials that are often seen to contain lime lumps. The origin of lime lumps is debated and at present no single cause of formation has been agreed upon. An experiment to analyse the production of lime lumps within the early life cycle of a mortar was formulated to clarify this problem. This article presents the background and the early results of the burning and slaking of four selected samples.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd Conference on Historic Mortars - HMC 2010 and RILEM TC 203-RHM final workshop
EditorsJ. Válek, C. Groot, J.J. Hughes
PublisherRILEM Publications SARL
Pages437-445
ISBN (Print)978-2-35158-112-4
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Carran, D., Hughes, J., Leslie, A., & Kennedy, C. (2010). Lime lump development and textural alteration during the production of mortar. In J. Válek, C. Groot, & J. J. Hughes (Eds.), 2nd Conference on Historic Mortars - HMC 2010 and RILEM TC 203-RHM final workshop (pp. 437-445). RILEM Publications SARL.