The development of a repair mortar for natural stone through evolutionary formulations: a first approach

01 December 2015 → 30 November 2019
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Building engineering
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
porosity restoration lime mortar permeability
Project description

Lime mortars for natural stone repair need to be compatible with the stone, but until now, repair mortars' properties are not very adapted. This proposal researchers a new methdology, based on experiments and using evolutionary algorithms, where the mortar's properties are estimated before production. This methodology will lead to more compatible mortars, whilst reducing development costs.