Natural thermal plasters for fibre-composite matrices. Structural-energy-environmental analysis

  • Rosa Romano University of Firenze (Italy)
  • Valerio Alecci University of Firenze (Italy)
  • Antonino Maria Marra University of Firenze (Italy)
  • Elisabetta Palumbo RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
Keywords: thermal-plasters, fibre-composite matrices, seismic risk, energy efficiency, Life Cycle Thinking

Abstract

The article presents the first results of MIRACLE research, aimed at designing, testing, and implementing innovative reinforcement systems with bio-composite matrix, with additives containing natural thermal-plasters, usable in the restoration of residential buildings created before 1945. Starting from a brief description of the properties of fibre-reinforced cement organic matrices, supported by a survey of international research aimed at developing innovative methodologies, systems, and components used to improve the energy and mechanical performances of listed historic buildings, the most suitable thermal-plasters will be analysed (among those existing on the Italian market), identifying the performance characteristics both in terms of mechanic and thermal and environmental sustainability.

Author Biographies

Rosa Romano, University of Firenze (Italy)

PhD and Architect, She is a Researcher at the Department. She carries out research mainly in the fields of Environmental Sustainability and Energy Efficiency in Building, focusing on the topic of design of innovative façade components for the Mediterranean climate.
E-mail: rosa.romano@unifi.it

Valerio Alecci, University of Firenze (Italy)

Architect and PhD, He is a Researcher at the Architecture Department. He carries out research activities mainly in the field of mechanical behaviour of traditional and innovative materials, and seismic vulnerability of historical masonry.
E-mail: valerio.alecci@unifi.it

Antonino Maria Marra, University of Firenze (Italy)

Civil Engineer and PhD, He is a Researcher at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is involved in numerous researches concerning the seismic risk of historical structures, structural health, monitoring and wind engineering.
E-mail: antoninomaria.marra@unifi.it

Elisabetta Palumbo, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

Architect and PhD, She is a Senior Researcher at the Inab Department. Her research interests are mainly focused on traditional and innovative materials and construction systems for the sustainability of the built environment.
E-mail: elisabetta.palumbo@inab.rwth-aachen.de

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Samples of fibre-reinforced matrices made with thermal-plasters. AGATHÓN 09 | 2021
Published
2021-06-22
How to Cite
Romano, R., Alecci, V., Marra, A. M. and Palumbo, E. (2021) “Natural thermal plasters for fibre-composite matrices. Structural-energy-environmental analysis”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 9(online), pp. 174-183. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/9172021.
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Architecture | Research & Experimentation
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