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Title: Mortar characterization study of unreinforced hollow clay tile masonry

This report presents the results of an investigation of mortar removed from existing hollow clay tile masonry walls in buildings located at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant. Primary purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the properties of existing mortar and provide a similar specification for the mortar to be used in construction of test specimens and test walls for the Hollow Clay Tile Wall Test Program. A mortar characterization study of mortar samples removed from walls in four buildings, 9207, 9206, 9204-2 and 9212 was performed by Testwell Craig Materials Consultants (TCMC) under subcontract to Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc (MMES). The mortar samples were collected by MMES and analyzed by TCMC in accordance with applicable ASTM standards. Petrographical and chemical analyses were performed. From the results of this investigation a mortar mix was prepared to resemble the properties of existing mortar.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7001540
Report Number(s):
Y/EN-4675
ON: DE93004755
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OS21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; MORTARS; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; COMPRESSION STRENGTH; WALLS; BUILDINGS; CLAYS; Y-12 PLANT; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS 360603* -- Materials-- Properties