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Determination of CaCO 3 and SiO 2 content in the binders of historic lime mortars
The binders of historic mortars composed of small grain sized silica (SiO 2) and carbonated lime (CaCO 3) are considered as the main part that give hydraulic character and high strength to the mortar. In this study, FTIR, ...
Characteristics of bricks used in the domes of some historic bath buildings
In this study, characteristics of bricks used in the domes of some historic bath buildings dated to 15th century in Izmir were determined in order to indicate the properties of repair bricks that will be used in the ...
The use of brick-lime plasters and their relevance to climatic conditions of historic bath buildings
Brick-lime mortars and plasters have been widely used as water-proof materials in aqueducts, bridges and cisterns since early Hellenistic time. In this study, the characteristics of brick-lime plasters used in some Ottoman ...
Characteristics of lime produced from limestone containing diatoms
In this study lime binder used in stone and brick masonry mortars of some historic Ottoman baths was examined to understand whether the binders were hydraulic or not. For this purpose the mineralogical and elemental ...