Assessing mechanical behavior and heterogeneity of low-strength mortars by the drilling resistance method

Authors: Rita Nogueira, Ana Paula Ferreira Pinto, Augusto Gomes (ICIST, DECivil, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal)

Publication: Construction and Building Materials 68 (2014) 757–768



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Correlation of stone properties using standardized methodologies and non-standardized micro-destructive techniques


  • Magdalini Theodoridou & Ioannis Ioannou (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cyprus)
  • Fabrice Dagrain (Department of Civil Engineering and Structural Mechanics, University of Mons)

Publication: 12th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone Columbia University, New York, 2012



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In situ mechanical characterization of the mortar in masonry buildings with DRMS

Authors: Emanuele Del Monte, Andrea Vignoli (DICeA, University of Florence)

Publication: on site Assessment of Concrete, Masonry and Timber structures - SACoMaTiS 2008, 1-2 Settembre 2008, Varenna, Italia


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Characterization of Mortars Using DRMS: Tests on Field Panels Samples


  • Dória Costa (National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC), Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Ana Magalhães, Rosário Veiga (LNEC, Lisbon, Portugal)

Publication: HMC 2010


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The Measurement of the Carbonation Profile in Lime Mortars using a Drilling Resistance Measurement System.

Authors: Lawrence, M. ; Walker, P.

Publication: Proceedings of the 11th International Congress on Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, 2008-09-15 - 2008-09-20, Toruń.


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A new DRMS drilling technique for the laboratory

Authors: João Manuel Mimoso, Mechanical Engineer, Research Officer, LNEC; Dória Mª Rodrigues Costa, Geologist, Research Assistant, LNEC.

Publication: art ’05 - 8th International Conference on "Non Destructive Investigations and Micronalysis for the Diagnostics and Conservation of the Cultural and Environmental Heritage."

Lecce (Italy), May 15th - 19th, 2005


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On site drilling resistance profiles of natural stones


  • Emilio Valentini, Alessio Benincasa (SINT Technology srl)
  • Piero Tiano,Fabio Fratini,Silvia Rescic (CNR-ICVBC)

Publication date: 2008



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Drilling resistance: overview and outlook

Authors: Marisa Pamplona, Mathias Kocher, Rolf Snethlage & Luís Aires Barros

Publication: 2007 E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, D-70176 Stuttgart



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Modeling of small-diameter rotary drilling tests on marbles

Authors: M. Stavropoulou (Department of Dynamic, Tectonic and Applied Geology, Faculty of Geology, University of Athens, Panepistimioupoli Zogragou 157 84, Greece)

Publication: International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences 43 (2006) 1034–1051, 8 March 2006 (available online at



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A New Method for Data Correction in Drill Resistance Tests for the Effect of Drill Bit Wear

Authors: J. Delgado Rodrigues and D. Costa (National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal)

Publication: International Journal for Restoration, Vol. 10, No 3, 1–18 (2004)



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Micro-drilling studies in azulejo consolidation

Authors: Dória M. R. Costa, Ana Sofia Leal, João M. Mimoso, Sílvia R. M. Pereira from Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Lisbon, Portugal

Publication: Glazearch 2015



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Consolidation of archaeological gypsum plaster by bacterial biomineralization of calcium carbonate


  • Fadwa Jroundi (Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada)
  • Maria Teresa Gonzalez-Muñoz (Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada)
  • Ana Garcia-Bueno (Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Granada)
  • Carlos Rodriguez-Navarro (Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada)

Publication: Acta Biomaterialia 10 (2014) 3844–3854, ElsevierLtd

Volume: Vol. 10, Issue 9, September 2014. ISSN 1742-7061


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