Travertine as Construction and Building Material
An experimental study was conducted to investigate physico-mechanical properties of travertines being quarried in western Turkey as construction and buildings material. Four common type of travertine, one of the most common construction materials in the world, were collected from quarries operated around the city of Denizli in south of Turkey, and related rock property tests including both dry and saturated unit weight of travertine, effective porosity, water absorption by weight, uniaxial compressive strength, P-wave velocity, slake durability test were conducted on the samples. Consequently, the results of the performed tests were evaluated according to the national and international construction stone regulations. Concluding remark is that travertine quarrying in the Denizli Basin of Turkey satisfies the relevant natural stone standards with negligible distinction to be used for construction and building purposes.
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