Durability of Steam Cured Pozzolanic Mortars at Atmospheric Pressure

Ekiz Barış K., Tanaçan L.

2nd International Conference on Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete, Havana, Cuba, 5 - 07 December 2017, vol.16, pp.46-53 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 16
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-94-024-1207-9_8
  • City: Havana
  • Country: Cuba
  • Page Numbers: pp.46-53
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In the present study, the durability properties of Earth of Datca-hydrated lime mortar (ED) M under steam curing conditions at atmospheric pressure was inspected and compared with relatively well-known "horasan" mortars consisting of hydrated lime and fired clay as artificial pozzolan. Resistance of the lime-pozzolan mortars to wetting and drying, salt crystallization, freeze-thaw cycling and ageing by SO2 action tests was assessed. Tests results showed that both mortars produced under steam curing at atmospheric pressure can be used as load-bearing building bricks. The better behaviour of the ED(M) under ageing tests compared to Fired Clay-hydrated lime mortar (FC) M is in conformity with its efficient physical and mechanical characteristics.