Indentation hardness test to estimate the sawability of carbonate rocks


KAHRAMAN S., Gunaydin O.

BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, vol.67, no.4, pp.507-511, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10064-008-0162-1
  • Journal Name: BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.507-511
  • Keywords: Carbonate rocks, Indentation hardness, Circular saws, CIRCULAR DIAMOND SAWS, PREDICTION

Abstract

The performance of large-diameter circular saws on eight carbonate rocks was recorded and indentation hardness, density and porosity tests were undertaken on the five travertines, two limestone and one dolomitic limestone samples returned to the laboratory. A strong linear correlation between indentation hardness index values and the hourly production of the circular saws was found. The slab production was slowest for the dolomitic limestone rocks with the highest indentation hardness, lowest porosity and highest density values.