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

Şengün N., Demirdağ S., Uğur İ., Akbay D., Altındağ R.

CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, vol.98, pp.641-648, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.08.142
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-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
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


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.