Modern methods of testing of building materials taken from heritage facilities masonry

openaccess, Vol. 559 (3) 2019 / sobota, 23 marca, 2019

(Open Access)

T. Stryszewska,
S. Kańka

DOI: 10.15199/33.2019.03.11

Volume 559: Issue 3
Pages 39-41
Accepted for publication: 31.01.2019 r.

The paper present examples of advanced studies ofmineral buildingmaterials collected fromfacilities located within the area of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. These facilities are characterised by great historical value. In order to identify thematerials and their phase composition, and to determine their specific properties, including the extent of salt contamination, petrographic examinations were performed as well as SEM observations along with an energy dispersive X ray analysis and porosity structure. It has been stressed in the paper that testingmethods that enable evaluation of thematerial based on very small samples is of great importance in the aspect of heritage facilities including those associated with suffering where many restrictions are applicable due to the requirement that the original substance should be retained and the interference in connection with the sampling should be minimised. Keywords: test methods; scanning electron microscopy; petrography; mercury intrusion porosimetry.
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dr hab. inż. Teresa Stryszewska, Politechnika Krakowska; Wydział Inżynierii Lądowej dr inż. Stanisław Kańka, Politechnika Krakowska; Wydział Inżynierii Lądowej

dr hab. inż. Teresa Stryszewska, Politechnika Krakowska; Wydział Inżynierii Lądowej