Laboratory Investigation of Latvian Historic Brick and Measurements of Water Movement in Historic Masonry Walls

May 2017 - Posted: 11/14/2019

Experimental laboratory tests including density, water absorption, soluble salts, compressive strength and freeze-thaw resistance have been done on clay, concrete and silicate bricks from 6 masonry buildings in Latvia following CEN standards with adjustments for historic bricks. In addition, in-situ measurements of moisture content in brick masonry walls were done over a 5 month period using Trotec micro-wave apparatus.

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By: Reinis Purvins, Edite Biseniece, Andra Blumberga
Publisher: Energy Procedia