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Experimental study of the size- and shape-effects of natural building stones

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dc.contributor.author Kourkoulis, SK en
dc.contributor.author Ganniari-Papageorgiou, E en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:33:28Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:33:28Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en
dc.identifier.issn 0950-0618 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/20437
dc.subject ""Conchyliates"" shell-stone en
dc.subject Cyprus porous stone en
dc.subject Dionysos marble en
dc.subject Kefalonia porous stone en
dc.subject Mechanical properties en
dc.subject Natural building stones en
dc.subject Shape effect en
dc.subject Size effect en
dc.subject.classification Construction & Building Technology en
dc.subject.classification Materials Science, Multidisciplinary en
dc.subject.other ''Conchyliates'' shell-stone en
dc.subject.other Ancient Greeks en
dc.subject.other Building stone en
dc.subject.other Cylindrical specimens en
dc.subject.other Experimental studies en
dc.subject.other Kefalonia porous stone en
dc.subject.other Modulus of elasticity en
dc.subject.other Peak load en
dc.subject.other Peak stress en
dc.subject.other Shape effect en
dc.subject.other Strain energy density en
dc.subject.other Stress drop en
dc.subject.other Uniaxial compression tests en
dc.subject.other Building materials en
dc.subject.other Compression testing en
dc.subject.other Density (specific gravity) en
dc.subject.other Marble en
dc.subject.other Strain en
dc.subject.other Stresses en
dc.subject.other Mechanical properties en
dc.title Experimental study of the size- and shape-effects of natural building stones en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2009.10.027 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2009.10.027 en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2010 en
heal.abstract The dependence of the mechanical properties of natural building stones on the size and the shape of the specimens is studied experimentally. Attention is focused to the Kefalonia porous stone, a candidate substitute of the Kenchreae porous stone used by ancient Greeks for the erection of the Epidaurean Asklepieion. Series of uniaxial compression tests were carried out using both cubic and cylindrical specimens of various sizes. A number of mechanical properties were determined including the peak stress, the modulus of elasticity, the stress drop after the peak stress, the peak strain and the strain energy density up to the peak load. A strong dependence of the above properties on both the dimensions and the shape of the specimens was concluded. In addition, it was indicated that the dependence of some of the above properties on the size of the specimens is not monotonous. The conclusions drawn are in good agreement with similar ones obtained for Dionysos marble, the material used today for the restoration of the Parthenon temple of Athens as well as for the ""Conchyliates"" shell-stone the material that has been used for the construction of the Zeus Temple at Olympia. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. en
heal.publisher ELSEVIER SCI LTD en
heal.journalName Construction and Building Materials en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2009.10.027 en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000276181500020 en
dc.identifier.volume 24 en
dc.identifier.issue 5 en
dc.identifier.spage 803 en
dc.identifier.epage 810 en


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