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Methodology of identification of natural and historic Portland cements. Application and study in mortars of Madrid and Barcelona

Author
Ramirez-Casas, J.; Mayo, C.; Navarro Ezquerra, A.; Sanz, D.; Rosell, J.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
5th Historic Mortars Conference
Date of publication
2019
Presentation's date
2019-06-21
Book of congress proceedings
Proceedings of the 5th Historic Mortars Conference
First page
886
Last page
900
Publisher
International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM)
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/166749 Open in new window
Abstract
Natural cement was patented in England in 1796, but did not arrive in Spain until 1835. Its arrival supposed a natural coexistence with the rest of traditional mortars that had been used (lime, hydraulic limes and gypsum). However, its use was not extended in time, and soon it was replaced by the use of artificial Portland cements. Although in Spain the natural cement came later, it was massively used in the decorations of historicist and modernist facades during the 19th and 20th century. Nowa...
Citation
Ramirez-Casas, J. [et al.]. Methodology of identification of natural and historic Portland cements. Application and study in mortars of Madrid and Barcelona. A: Historic Mortars Conference. "Proceedings of the 5th Historic Mortars Conference". International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM), 2019, p. 886-900.
Keywords
Natural cement, Portland cement, Roman cement
Group of research
GICITED - Interdisciplinary Group on Building Scienceand and Technology

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