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    • ISSN: 1793-8198 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Mater. Mech. Manuf.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJMMM
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ian McAndrew
    • Co-editor-in-Chief: Prof. K. M. Gupta
    • Executive Editor: Cherry L. Chen
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Prof. Ian McAndrew
Capitol Technology University, USA
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJMMM. I will do my best to work with the editorial team and help make this journal better.

IJMMM 2019 Vol.7(3): 154-157 ISSN: 1793-8198
DOI: 10.18178/ijmmm.2019.7.3.450

Characterization of an Archaeological Mortar from the Ottoman Period in Algeria

Nassereddine Attari, Souad Laoues, and Soumia Chabane
Abstract—Knowledge of the characteristics of materials is an important source of information to understand the historical and archaeological evolution of mortars, with a view to finding a mortar with characteristics similar to ancient mortars, which can subsequently be used in the restoration of historic monuments. Mortars intended for the restoration of historic properties must be compatible with the characteristics of the materials to which they are to be applied. The purpose of this study is to characterize an ancient sand and lime mortar to which other components have been added, used in the construction of the Ottoman complex "Palais des Raïs"; and to identify its chemical composition and physical characteristics. Through the results obtained, we will try to make a comparison between the mortars of the Citadel of Algiers located in the Upper Kasbah, and Bastion 23 located in the Lower Casbah. Based on the various observations, we will be able to affirm or refute the hypothesis concerning the cause of the deterioration of the façades of Bastion 23.

Index Terms—Characterization, mortar, lime, ottoman, heritage, physical properties.

The authors are with the Ecole Polytechnique d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme (EPAU), Algiers, Algeria (e-mail: Attarin@yahoo.fr, laouessouad@gmail.com, Chabane-S@yahoo.com).


Cite: Nassereddine Attari, Souad Laoues, and Soumia Chabane, "Characterization of an Archaeological Mortar from the Ottoman Period in Algeria," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 154-157, 2019.

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