Loss of Moisture from Mortars upon Contact with Bricks of Various Suctions

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20338283
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research); no. DBR-IR-173
Physical description18 p.
SubjectBrick; Mortar
AbstractDuring the preliminary program of leakage tests on small panels, there was a significant decrease noted in the moisture content of mortars removed from mortar joints after a three-minute period between two bricks. Leakage test revealed that almost all leaks occurred at the interface between the bottom of the top brick and the top demonstrating that bond strength values were lower for the joint between the same mortar bed and the lower brick. This paper, therefore, records results of a study of moisture content losses from several mortars at various time intervals after contact with bricks of different suction.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-7316
NPARC number20338283
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Record created2012-07-19
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