Stability of Roman Monuments, an Inspiration for Modern Concrete

Stability of Roman Monuments, an Inspiration for Modern Concrete

A team of geologists and engineers from all around the globe has been inspired from the methodologies has brought in application by ancient Romans for increasing the durability and sustainability of concrete.

The team analyzed that the constructions that were accomplished by the pre-historic Romans successfully hold the elements for a time span longer than 2,000 years.

By bringing the advanced source of light at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), the researchers carried out a close analysis of the fine-scale structure of the Roman concrete. The researchers belonged to the University of California, Berkeley and elsewhere universities.

The analyses draws conclusions that calcium-aluminum-silicate- hydrate (C-A-S-H) holds the material which is used in building the most long lasting monuments situated in Western civilization. The study is being considered as the first ever description of the holding power of this highly exotic compound.

The findings that were obtained by the researchers were used for improving the robustness of modern concrete. Presently, the modern concrete has been witnessed of illustrating the signs of degradation, within a time span of five decades. Such degradations are frequent and happen at a higher level in the ocean atmosphere.

The research was honored and published in two papers. It made its online appearance in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and offline appearance in the journal American Mineralogist.


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