Composizione, tessitura ed efficienza delle malte degli acquedotti Romani Cornelio e Figurella

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Abstract

[automatically translated] As part of the cultural heritage study of hydraulic mortars based on air lime is an issue of great interest to the complexity and variety of the materials used and the importance they have re- dress in the history of building techniques, thanks to their high mechanical strength and their durability. The Aqueduct Cornelius Termini Imerese in Sicily is an interesting example of hydraulic construction, in which these mortars were used Zate is to coat the pipes with waterproofing layer is to impart mechanical strength to the structural elements. A further element of interest is its constructive complexity, which lends itself to be read through a comparative study of materials: it stretches for over ten kilometers and the rich historical documentation available to certify that it was built in several stages, partly because of the failure of a siphon. In this work we present the results of the analytical characterization of the X-ray diffraction (XRD), Simultaneous Thermal Analysis and Optical Microscopy of materials used in different parts of the Aqueduct. The results of this analyzes have been crossed each other to obtain a com- plete characterization of the mortars, the end to develop a protocol of analysis and archiving of the results, which makes easy the comparative study of these systems . In this work we present the results of the analytical characterization of the X-ray diffraction (XRD), Simultaneous Thermal Analysis and Optical Microscopy of materials used in different parts of the Aqueduct. The results of this analyzes have been crossed each other to obtain a com- plete characterization of the mortars, the end to develop a protocol of analysis and archiving of the results, which makes easy the comparative study of these systems . In this work we present the results of the analytical characterization of the X-ray diffraction (XRD), Simultaneous Thermal Analysis and Optical Microscopy of materials used in different parts of the Aqueduct. The results of this analyzes have been crossed each other to obtain a com- plete characterization of the mortars, the end to develop a protocol of analysis and archiving of the results, which makes easy the comparative study of these systems .
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationScienza e Beni Culturali
Pages167-178
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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NameA.I.Ar. Metodologie Scientifiche per i Beni Culturali

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