Static penetration test for historical masonry mortar

Liberatore, Domenico and Masini, Nicola and Sorrentino, Luigi and Racina, Vito and Sileo, Maria and AlShawa, Omar and Frezza, Luca (2016) Static penetration test for historical masonry mortar. Construction and Building Materials (122). pp. 810-822. ISSN 1879-0526

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The penetration test for historical masonry mortar presented in this study is based on the principle of ‘‘static” penetration. A pin is driven at constant velocity by a stepper motor controlled by a computer. The test result is the penetration load as a function of the penetration depth. The penetrometer has been tested on masonry walls consisting of decayed mortar. The objective of the test is to provide information about the mechanical characteristics of mortar (friction coefficient, cohesion). To this end, the results are compared with those from direct shear tests on mortar samples and with those from a previous percussion penetration test.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Masonry; Mortar; Moderately destructive tests; Penetration test; Direct shear test
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate
Depositing User: dottoressa Stefania Santangelo
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2017 08:48
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2017 08:48

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