Bank Material Study for the Restoration of Historical Monuments in Michoacán, Mexico
Nowadays, most of the infrastructure building has inside its structural elements stony material. Over the years, the rocks have been widely used in construction, as stony material in a ceramic or cement matrix, or as a structural element in historical buildings. Physical characteristics are determined as: the present Humidity, Absorption, Density, specific Gravity, and mechanics as uni-axial Compression Resistance, besides Capillary Suction. We obtained images with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and we compared the physical and mechanical proofs with microphotographs. These studies help a restorer to use the rocks wisely and with the conviction that the rock is appropriate for the goals searched. The stony materials are found in a material bank called Comanja in Michoacán, Mexico.
Chee Wah Lim
M. A. Navarrete Seras et al., "Bank Material Study for the Restoration of Historical Monuments in Michoacán, Mexico", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 902, pp. 47-51, 2017