Advances in Materials

Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2013

  • Parameterisation of Gypsum Mortar for Alternative Structural Consolidation of Traditional Floors

    Fernando Vegas, Camilla Mileto, Valentina Cristini, José Ramón Ruiz-Checa

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2013
    Pages: 48-52
    Received: Jul. 23, 2013
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    Published: Aug. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: The role of gypsum as a construction material in vernacular architecture, not only as an auxiliary material, but also for enhancing structural features in floors and even in pillars, has had a long-standing history of application in different traditional buildings in some parts of Spain. The authors have identified the main properties of this mater... Show More
  • Changes in Internal Structure of Bronze and Iron over Time at Ambient Temperature

    Jaroslav Fiala, Jaroslav Pavelka, Jiří Kříž, Martin Hložek, Pavel Hušťák

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2013
    Pages: 53-58
    Received: Jul. 06, 2013
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    Published: Aug. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: This study analyzes changes in the inner structure of metals (bronze and iron) resulting from aging and creeping processes. A remarkable disproportion was noticed during hardness analyses of original metal objects from archaeological finds and replicas likely made in the same way as the originals. The mechanism of such long-term changes at ambient ... Show More