Assessment of surface condition of cementitious materials subjected to laser radiation

Agnieszka Klemm, Poologanathan Sanjeevan, Kazimierz Rozniakowski

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The paper is focused on the assessment of laser-treated cementitious surfaces. It forms part of the larger study on laser cleaning process and its effect on modification of geometrical microstructure of cementitious composites. The great variation in absorptivity of highly developed surfaces of cementitious materials results in substantial differences in their responses to laser irradiation. Even though lasers can be successfully used to remove dirt from mortar surfaces, there are always some residual surface alterations associated with the removal of mortar, formation of cracks and glazing (melted mortar).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-297
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2013


  • cementitios surfaces
  • laser cleaning
  • crack propagation
  • surface roughness
  • porosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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