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Examination of a metallic anchor tie in a water channel of white marble (Medinat at Zahira, Córdoba, Xth century a.d


Arevalo, R and Dietz, C and Jimenez, J and Penco, F and Criado Jr, AJ and Martinez, J and Criado, A, Examination of a metallic anchor tie in a water channel of white marble (Medinat at Zahira, Cordoba, Xth century a.d, Praktische Metallographie-Practical Metallography, 41 pp. 535-541. ISSN 0032-678X (2004) [Refereed Article]

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The manufacturing process was reconstructed for an anchor tie from the period of the Arab occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. For this purpose, a water channel made of marble was examined by means of scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffractometry. The craftsmen of this period were successful in manufacturing an anchor tie of a remarkable strength, a piece of sheet metal grouted in a sand-and lead mixture in this case, by means of a rudimentary technology

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:anchor tie, sand lead mixture, medieval arab technology
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Manufacturing engineering
Research Field:Manufacturing engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Dietz, C (Dr Christian Dietz)
ID Code:84826
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Central Science Laboratory
Deposited On:2013-06-03
Last Modified:2017-04-26

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