The effect of temperature on the physical properties of Mauthausen granite (Austria)

Anita Török, A. Török, Péter Görög

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Abstract

This paper provides test results and interpretation of the changes of mechanical properties of granitic rocks by heat effect. The samples were obtained from the quarry of Mauthausen (Upper Austria), from where the produced granite was used construction of bridges, buildings and cobbled streets in several country. The behavior of Austrian granite shows no similarity to other foreign granite by 300°C heat load. The studied granite's mechanical properties do not change or even slightly decrease, while other tests have observed an increase in the initial stage temperature (Dwivedi et al. 2008). The Young's modulus, the compressive strength and the indirect tensile strength strong reduction is observed by further increase of the temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInvestigation, Classification, Testing and Forensics
PublisherICE Publishing
Pages3401-3406
Number of pages6
Volume6
ISBN (Electronic)9780727760678
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: szept. 13 2015szept. 17 2015

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Other16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period9/13/159/17/15

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Török, A., Török, A., & Görög, P. (2015). The effect of temperature on the physical properties of Mauthausen granite (Austria). In Investigation, Classification, Testing and Forensics (Vol. 6, pp. 3401-3406). ICE Publishing.