Control of dimensional variation in lime mortars for use in heritage sites

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About Revolum

The main objective of the project is to research and develop solutions capable of compensating the shrinkage of hydraulic lime mortars sufficiently to avoid the pathologies associated with this phenomenon, while at the same time ensuring that this solution is congruent from the chemical, mineralogical, water, durability, etc. points of view with the stone and/or ancient supports that make up the architectural cultural heritage.

Within this main objective, the validation of the efficacy of the selected additives is presented as a specific and key objective to counteract or reduce the shrinkage of lime mortars without compromising their chemical-mineralogical, textural and physical-mechanical compatibility with traditional building materials.

REVOLUM project structure and milestones


The objective of this Milestone is to study, examine and compare the behaviour of different mortar formulations to see the advantages and disadvantages in different properties provided by the admixtures used. Within the Milestone we can find different Tasks that could be described as:

  1. Documentation and bibliographic research.
  2. Selection of the work pathways to be developed.
  3. Selection of additives.
  4. Additive testing.
  5. Testing of lime mortars.
  6. Lime mortar dosage tests.

The activities to be carried out in this milestone include the following tasks:

  1. Behaviour of formulations
  2. Feasibility study
  3. Execution of work
  4. Monitoring and validation
  5. Conclusions report

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Project carried out with financing from Feder funds through the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI).

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) A way of making Europe

Place of execution: Granada
Deadline for implementation: 1/5/2020 to 31/5/2022
Budget: 212.850,00 €.
Ref. Project: IDI 20210041

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