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P8. Natural and artificial stones: from historical and local evidences towards new innovative opportunities


Congressi SGI-SIMP

  • Marina Clausi (Università degli Studi di Bari)
  • Giacomo Eramo (Università degli Studi di Bari)
  • Giovanna Fioretti (Università degli Studi di Bari)
  • Maura Fugazzotto (Università degli Studi di Catania)
  • Antonio Scroscio (Università degli Studi di Catania)
In the field of cultural heritage, among the most widespread materials are the natural and artificial stones, whose retrievement and production technology evolved with Humans.
During centuries, their evolution involved changes and improvements in the choice of caves, raw materials and their treatments, as well as of the technological processes, as the calcination, slaking and mixing modalities, according to the requirements of the application field.
Over time, empirical and experimental researches led to the selection or production of highly performing and durable products that could sometimes even replace the most modern ones.
The session aims to promote the discussion about natural stones used as building and restoration materials over time, the inorganic binder production and their comparison with the modern innovative ones, in order to disclose new innovative opportunities for the future.
Contributions on petrographic, mineralogical and chemical characterisation of rocks, binders, mortars and plasters of different nature (lime based, cements or innovative materials, etc.) in traditional or local contexts as well as the technological processes and solutions are welcome. Works presenting data related to the mechanical and physical properties as well as on the durability over time of these materials and their possible degradation processes are also encouraged.
natural stone, binder, lime, mortars, technology, innovation
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