Travertine as construction and building material

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An experimental study was conducted to investigate physico-mechanical properties of travertine type being quarried in western Turkey as construction and building material. Common type of travertine, one of the most usable construction materials in the world, were collected from quarries operated around the Denizli city of Turkey, and related rock property tests including both dry and saturated unit weight, effective porosity, water absorption by weight, uniaxial compressive strength, P-wave velocity and slake durability test were conducted on the samples. Consequently, the results of the performed tests were evaluated according to the national and international natural stone quality 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development 8-9 June 2010 Sarajevo Bosna-Herzegovina
EditorsH. Padem et al
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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