Review article

Features of manufacturing brick in Saint-Petersburg province in the XVIII century

UDC: 

666.71

DOI: 

10.23968/1999-5571-2019-16-4-88-94

Pages: 

88-94

Annotation: 

The article presents a description of the brick manufacturing fundamentals in Saint-Petersburg province, which were characteristic at all stages of using the manual labor. The features of weathering, sprinkling and freezing of clay in order to improve its plasticity are shown. The features of the mudbrick moulding and drying methods of semi-finished product in the open air (on meadows or in barns) are discussed. The design properties of temporary floor kilns, characteristics of the firing modes providing high-quality brick, the grade of which was determined by its color, are defined. A table is presented reflecting the technical characteristics of the baked wall ceramic brick, indicating the durability on compression and bending, indicators of water absorption of brick samples that have passed many years of operation.

Authors: 

Inchik V. V. Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Tsarenko A. A. Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

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