Properties of the bearing construction materials used in a historical masonry structure of Haci Hasan Feyzi mosque
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Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, Turkey
Publication date: 2022-04-05
Cement Wapno Beton 26(6) 515–530 (2021)
It is inevitable to determine the earthquake performance of historical structures and to take the necessary precautions to protect historical masonry structures, located in an active earthquake zone. The first stage of evaluating the earthquake performance of historical masonry buildings is a detailed information about such buildings. Therefore, this study aims to investigate material properties of a historical building by means of acid loss, pH, electrical conductivity, X-ray fluorescence spectrometry [XRF], thermal analysis [TG/DTG], petrographic analysis, X-ray diffraction [XRD], density, mass water absorption, volume water absorption, specific mass, porosity and uniaxial loading tests. It has been determined that stones are quartzite, which is a metamorphic rock with high compressive strength, composed of quartz minerals. Examined masonry mortar does not show hydraulic properties, the aggregates are not pozzolanic aggregates and the binder material used in mortars is pure lime.