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dc.contributor.authorAlejandre Sánchez, Francisco Javier
dc.contributor.authorBlasco López, Francisco Javier
dc.contributor.authorFlores Alés, Vicente
dc.contributor.authorVillegas Sánchez, Rosario
dc.contributor.authorGeraldes Freire, Maria Teresa
dc.identifier.citationF.J. Alejandre, F.J. Blasco-López, V. Flores-Alés, R. Villegas & M.T. Freire (2019) Study of the Influence of Limewash on the Conservation of Islamic Plasterworks through Weathering Tests, International Journal of Architectural Heritage, DOI: 10.1080/15583058.2019.1632393es
dc.description.abstractIn a previous study, a layer of limewash was detected over the gypsum plasterworks used to decorate different spaces of the Real Alcázar of Seville such as interior rooms, patios and outdoor galleries. In this paper its use is analysed, namely whether it improves the properties of the plasterworks and provides a protective effect, through accelerated weathering tests designed specifically to reproduce real environmental conditions. Plaster specimens with similar composition and physical characteristics to those of the original plasterworks were prepared. After the cure of the specimens, the application of a layer of limewash was made. Samples were subjected to weathering tests that consist of water absorption cycles (by capillarity and immersion) and drying. The results showed that the application of limewash did not improve the durability of the plaster significantly, although seemed to have a more protective effect against weathering by capillarity tests in the specimens prepared with a higher water/plaster ratio. In fact, after the immersion tests a great part of the limewash layer became detached, while in the plasterworks of the Real Alcázar this behaviour has not been observed. So, capillarity tests seem to be more adequate to reproduce the real weathering conditions of these ornamental elements. © 2019, © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.en
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis
dc.titleStudy of the Influence of Limewash on the Conservation of Islamic Plasterworks through Weathering Testsen
dc.journal.titleInternational Journal of Architectural Heritagees
dc.subject.keywordYesería medievales
dc.subject.keywordAlcázar de Sevillaes
dc.subject.keywordEnsayos (propiedades o materiales)es
dc.subject.keywordCondiciones climáticases
dc.subject.keywordRestauración monumentales
dc.subject.keywordConservación de monumentoses
dc.subject.unesco3312.07 Calizaes
dc.subject.unesco3313.04 Material de Construcciónes
dc.subject.unesco3312.12 Ensayo de Materialeses
dc.subject.unesco3312.08 Propiedades de Los Materialeses

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