This project aims to propose a method of strengthening masonry systems against these cases, namely durability of mortar, and increasing the flexural and in-plane shear strength of mortar joints. The 4
methodology comprises of using low percentage micro-nano size fibers mixed into mortar binders that are either identical or very similar to the authentic mortar mixture in materials and proportion. The bond-strength of the assembly may or may not increase as a result of the proposed method, but would not be lower than the bond-strength of the original materials.
This project was made possible through Grant MT-2210-08-NC-03 from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).