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Monitoring frost susceptibility of limestone facies

Tim De Kock (UGent) , Marijn Boone (UGent) , Jan Dewanckele (UGent) , Wesley De Boever (UGent) , Delphine Vandevoorde (UGent) , Matthieu Boone (UGent) , Geert De Schutter (UGent) , Eberhard Lehmann, Patric Jacobs (UGent) and Veerle Cnudde (UGent)
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Limestones are among the most frequently used building stones worldwide. Their frost susceptibility has been assessed in many ways, but due to the large amount of existing limestone types and the natural stone heterogeneity, laboratory testing of the freeze-thaw resistance remains a necessary testing method to predict their behavior when used as a building stone. In this research, the frost susceptibility of some frequently used French building stones from the Oolithe Blanche Formation is assessed indirectly and directly in several ways by laboratory testing. The selected stones have similar components (ooids and bioclasts) but differ in dolomite content and thus porosity distribution, resulting in dissimilar water transport properties. The results of experimental freeze-thaw cycles are coupled to the water absorption by capillarity and the saturation coefficient through water imbibition. Mechanical properties as flexural strength provide additional information. Experiments with neutron radiography and X-ray microtomography allow to visualize the water absorption pathways inside the stones. X-ray allows to visualize and quantify the changes in pore structure and the damage propagation.
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microstructure, dolomitization, freeze-thaw, X-ray µCT, Massangis

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De Kock, Tim, Marijn Boone, Jan Dewanckele, et al. “Monitoring Frost Susceptibility of Limestone Facies.” Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, 12th International Conference, Abstractts. 2012. Print.
APA
De Kock, T., Boone, M., Dewanckele, J., De Boever, W., Vandevoorde, D., Boone, M., De Schutter, G., et al. (2012). Monitoring frost susceptibility of limestone facies. Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, 12th International conference, Abstractts. Presented at the 12 International conference on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone.
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De Kock, Tim, Marijn Boone, Jan Dewanckele, Wesley De Boever, Delphine Vandevoorde, Matthieu Boone, Geert De Schutter, Eberhard Lehmann, Patric Jacobs, and Veerle Cnudde. 2012. “Monitoring Frost Susceptibility of Limestone Facies.” In Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, 12th International Conference, Abstractts.
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De Kock, Tim, Marijn Boone, Jan Dewanckele, Wesley De Boever, Delphine Vandevoorde, Matthieu Boone, Geert De Schutter, Eberhard Lehmann, Patric Jacobs, and Veerle Cnudde. 2012. “Monitoring Frost Susceptibility of Limestone Facies.” In Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, 12th International Conference, Abstractts.
Vancouver
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De Kock T, Boone M, Dewanckele J, De Boever W, Vandevoorde D, Boone M, et al. Monitoring frost susceptibility of limestone facies. Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, 12th International conference, Abstractts. 2012.
IEEE
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T. De Kock et al., “Monitoring frost susceptibility of limestone facies,” in Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, 12th International conference, Abstractts, New York, NY, USA, 2012.
@inproceedings{3073781,
  abstract     = {Limestones are among the most frequently used building stones worldwide. Their frost susceptibility has been assessed in many ways, but due to the large amount of existing limestone types and the natural stone heterogeneity, laboratory testing of the freeze-thaw resistance remains a necessary testing method to predict their behavior when used as a building stone. In this research, the frost susceptibility of some frequently used French building stones from the Oolithe Blanche Formation is assessed indirectly and directly in several ways by laboratory testing. The selected stones have similar components (ooids and bioclasts) but differ in dolomite content and thus porosity distribution, resulting in dissimilar water transport properties. The results of experimental freeze-thaw cycles are coupled to the water absorption by capillarity and the saturation coefficient through water imbibition. Mechanical properties as flexural strength provide additional information. Experiments with neutron radiography and X-ray microtomography allow to visualize the water absorption pathways inside the stones. X-ray allows to visualize and quantify the changes in pore structure and the damage propagation.},
  author       = {De Kock, Tim and Boone, Marijn and Dewanckele, Jan and De Boever, Wesley and Vandevoorde, Delphine and Boone, Matthieu and De Schutter, Geert and Lehmann, Eberhard and Jacobs, Patric and Cnudde, Veerle},
  booktitle    = {Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, 12th International conference, Abstractts},
  keywords     = {microstructure,dolomitization,freeze-thaw,X-ray µCT,Massangis},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {New York, NY, USA},
  title        = {Monitoring frost susceptibility of limestone facies},
  url          = {http://www.arch.columbia.edu/files/gsapp/imceshared/lld2117/StoneConf-03-Monday-Oral-Presentations.pdf},
  year         = {2012},
}