Evaluation of Durability of Mortars and Concretes Used in Ancient Structures


The data on historic mortars and concretes provide qualitative and quantitative information to evaluate long-term behavior of cement materials in repositories and to understand processes that may occur in repositories (e.g., interaction with other materials and radionuclide transfer). Beyond that, such information is important to demonstrate safety aspects of the repositories to the public and stakeholders.

A number of reports have been devoted to study of historical mortars and concretes used in the Western countries. The purpose of this paper is to review studies on compositions and structures of analogs, located mainly over the former Soviet Union’s territory.

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Aloy, S.A., Harbour, J.R., Holtzscheiter, E.W. et al. Evaluation of Durability of Mortars and Concretes Used in Ancient Structures. MRS Online Proceedings Library 1107, 127 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-1107-127

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