Assessment of the physical and mechanical variations of some travertines depend on the bedding plane orientation under physical weathering conditions


ŞENGÜN N., DEMİRDAĞ S., UĞUR İ., Akbay D., ALTINDAĞ R.

CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, vol.98, pp.641-648, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.08.142
  • Journal Name: CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.641-648
  • Keywords: Bedding plane, Cutting direction, Freezing-thawing, Thermal shock, Rock properties, BUILDING STONE, STRENGTH, PARAMETERS, ANISOTROPY, CYCLES, ROCKS

Abstract

Travertine has long been a popular material for stone tile flooring in many stages of construction projects due to having unique surface properties characterized by honeycomb structure. Significant differences may be observed in terms of both visual appearances on the rock surface and physical and mechanical behavior in the using area depending on the cutting direction.