Comparative study of properties of historic mortars and renders
• (Principal) Investigator:
PhDr. Jan Frolík, CSc.
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material properties of mortars and renders / plasters; conservation and restoration of historic buildings

Project aims at the description of dependences between composition, properties and functions of historic mortars and renders/plasters. These dependences have a fundamental importance for understanding of historic materials, their properties (performances) and weathering. Analysis and material tests will be carried out in laboratories of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics or in some cases in collaboration with other laboratories. The Institute\’s knowledge and experience of characterising material properties on non-standard samples and application of modified testing procedures will be utilised. The obtained data will be organised into a database which could become a benchmark for multidisciplinary description of historic mortars. All data should be put into context regarding the materials, structures (function, decay), architecture (composition, colour, weathering) and building history (dating) in collaboration with Archaeological Institute. Material analyses will be completed by dating in Laboratory 14-C at Faculty of Natural Sciences of Charles University.

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