Usability of Digital Shore Hardness Devices in Estimation of Physical and Mechanical Properties of Rocks

AKBAY D., Ekincioglu G.

JOURNAL OF MINING SCIENCE, vol.57, no.4, pp.696-702, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1134/s1062739121040189
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.696-702
  • Keywords: rock hardness, shore hardness, natural stone, physical and mechanical properties
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the Shore hardness measurements are made on carbonate rocks using Durometer PCE-1000, Mitech MH310 Hardness Tester and C-2 type Shore Scleroscope, and the results obtained were compared. The usability of digital new generation Shore hardness test devices (Durometer PCE-1000 and Mitech MH310 Hardness Tester) to determine the Shore hardness of the rocks is investigated.