Effects of high temperature on physico-mechanical properties of Turkish natural building stones

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ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, vol.183, pp.127-136, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 183
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2014.10.006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-136
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


It is known that fire and high temperatures cause degradation of natural building stones. There are many studies focused on the effect of high temperature on physico-mechanical properties of sandstone and granites while there are a few insufficient studies on limestones and marble. Almost all of the studies performed on limestone and marble are established at temperatures lower than 1000 degrees C and just focused on investigating some of the physico-mechanical properties of natural building stones and therefore some of the physical and mechanical properties of limestones and marbles exposed up to this temperature are not studied in detail. That condition cannot explain how the properties of marble and limestone change with high temperatures, which are widely used in many areas of our lives as building materials.