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Properties of Stone

  • Erhard M. Winkler
Part of the Applied Mineralogy book series (MINERALOGY, volume 4)

Abstract

Stone is a heterogeneous substance characterized by wide ranges of mineral composition, texture, and structure. Consequently, the physical and chemical properties, i. e., the durability, are extremely variable. The suitability of a stone for a given purpose should be based upon various properties that may be readily tested in the laboratory. Some properties are discussed and, where available, the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) testing methods are included. ASTM specifications are given in Appendix B. At the end of this chapter, Table 6 summarizes technical rock properties.

Keywords

Compressive Strength Impact Toughness Water Sorption Tunnel Boring Machine Brinell Hardness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erhard M. Winkler
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Science, Department of GeologyUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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