Dataset for "A multi-variable study of factors affecting the complex resistivity of conductive mortar"

Electrical property measurements performed on a number of mortar cubes of different compositions. Some of the mortar mixes contained material intended to change the electrical properties, and the intent of the study was to assess the extent of the effects of the presence of these materials compared to components common to all mortars.

Data collected as part of a study into mortar conductivity. Consists of impedance data organised by mix and date, taken using an Agilent E4990A. Some physical information about the mixes is included since it was recorded at the same time. An included README file gives more details.

Conductive mortar, Conductive mortar impedance, Mortar
Civil engineering and built environment

Cite this dataset as:
Davey, S., 2019. Dataset for "A multi-variable study of factors affecting the complex resistivity of conductive mortar". Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from:


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Contains all of the data taken for the study, plus a README file briefly explaining the organisation of the data.


Stephen Davey
University of Bath


Kevin Paine
University of Bath

Manuchehr Soleimani
University of Bath

University of Bath
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Collection date(s):

From 14 July 2016 to 12 August 2016


Data collection method:

From the associated paper: "Measurements were taken using an Agilent E4990A impedance analyser. Each mortar cube was removed from the water and surface dried using a cloth before measurements were taken. At this point the length of the cube was verified to reduce the risk of mistaken identity. Surface temperature was not controlled when out of the water, but was recorded before measurement. The surface temperatures range from 16 to 24C with the average being 20C. These temperatures were not used in the analysis but are included in the online data for the study. Measurements were taken at 7, 14, 21, 28, and 35 days after casting the mortar. Stainless steel electrodes were clamped to the cubes and connected to the impedance analyser using the four-terminal pair probe configuration described by the Keysight Technologies impedance measurement handbook section 3.1.4. The initial set of measurements was taken at 200 frequencies within the 20Hz-20MHz range, using a linear frequency sweep. For subsequent measurements the scheme was changed to use 1000 frequencies in a logarithmic sweep to better represent the response at lower frequencies. Measurements about 10MHz were found to be significantly affected by the measurement probes in use. These were discarded."

Data processing and preparation activities:

No novel techniques have been used in the acquisition or processing of the data.

Technical details and requirements:

Data taken using an Agilent/Keysight (the device is labelled Agilent but is now sold by Keysight Technologies) E4990A. All data is in .CSV (comma delineated) format.

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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Decarbonisation of the Built Environment (DBE)

Publication details

Publication date: 15 February 2019
by: University of Bath

Version: 1


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Related papers and books

Davey, S., Paine, K., and Soleimani, M., 2020. A multi-variable study of factors affecting the complex resistivity of conductive mortar. Magazine of Concrete Research, 72(13), 681-692. Available from:

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Stephen Davey


Faculty of Engineering & Design
Architecture & Civil Engineering