Changes in strength and deformability of porous building stones after wáter saturation

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Title: Changes in strength and deformability of porous building stones after wáter saturation
Authors: Rabat, Álvaro | Tomás, Roberto | Cano, Miguel
Research Group/s: Ingeniería del Terreno y sus Estructuras (InTerEs)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ingeniería Civil
Keywords: Porous building stones | Mechanical properties | Water saturation | Uniaxial compressive strength
Knowledge Area: Ingeniería del Terreno
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Editorial Club Universitario
Citation: Rabat, Álvaro; Tomás, Roberto; Cano, Miguel. “Changes in strength and deformability of porous building stones after wáter saturation”. In: CMMoST 2019: 5th International Conference on Mechanical Models in Structural Engineering, Polytechnic School of Alicante, 23rd – 25th October 2019. San Vicente (Alicante): Editorial Club Universitario, 2019. ISBN 978-84-17924-58-4, pp. 127-136
Abstract: Rock materials are used in structural element of emblematic buildings, retaining systems, bridge piers, harbours or as replacement material of architectural monuments. These constructions are commonly in moist environments or in direct contact with water, but standard tests usually determine rock mechanical properties under dry conditions. Furthermore, it is well known that moisture is a key factor in the strength of rocks. The aim of this research was to evaluate the effect of water saturation on strength and deformability of three calcarenite stones from the province of Alicante (Spain). For this purpose, mechanical properties of calcarenites under dry and saturated conditions were measured. The results showed significant reductions of compressive strength and Young´s modulus due to wáter saturation, so it indicates that it is necessary to consider the saturation effect when these stones are exposed to water during its lifetime as well as to incorporate it into the calculation models.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Vicerrectorado de Investigación y Transferencia del Conocimiento of the University of Alicante through Predoctoral grant FPUUA53-2018 and the projects UAUSTI18-21 and UAEEBB2018-09.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/104347
ISBN: 978-84-17924-58-4 | 978-84-17924-22-5
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject
Rights: © Los autores
Peer Review: si
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