CURRENT APPROACHES IN THE RESEARCH OF DIMENSION STONES: FROM QUARRY TO HERITAGE
Luís Manuel Oliveira Sousa
Luís Manuel Oliveira Sousa, Departamento de GeologiaEscola de Ciências da Vida e do Ambiente Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Quinta de Prados, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal. Tel: +351 259350279, Fax: +351 259350480
Keywords: Dimension stones, Fracturing, Physical-mechanical properties, Durability
Abstract

Humans use stones since ever. All the great monuments made over time are some way related with stones. The importance of stones increases every year with the creation of new materials and new applications. Stone related activities are important for some countries. In 2015 the international market of stone products generated a flux of 78 millions of tons with a value of 26 billions € . Aesthetic characteristics determine the choice among the available stone varieties, however others factors must be considered during the three phases of the stone processing cycle: exploitation, transformation and application. These three phases are conditioned by several factors which delimit the scientific investigation in the dimension stone field. The most important factors are fracturing, physical-mechanical properties and durability.

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Identifiers and Pagination:
Year:2017
Volume:2
First Page:1
Last Page:3
Publisher Id:..
Article History:
Received:February 2, 2017
Accepted:March 3, 2017
Collection year:2017
First Published:March 9, 2017


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Angela Calia (Ph.D)
Senior Researcher, National Research Council (CNR) Institute of Archaeological Heritage. Monument and Sites (IBAM) University Campus Prov.le Lecce - Monteroni 73100 Lecce Italy

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Prof. Dr. Angela Calia Ph.D is Senior Researcher, National Research Council (CNR) Institute of Archaeological Heritage. Monument and Sites (IBAM) University Campus Prov.le Lecce - Monteroni 73100 Lecce Italy. Her research interest include Geology, Geochemistry, Environment, Thin Films and Nanotechnology, Mineralogy, Engineering Geology, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage and Petrophysics. Prof. Calia has recently completed the research project entitled “NDT evaluation of historic masonries structures” and “Microscopic techniques and multi-analytical approach for the knowledge and conservation of materials and artifacts of the Cultural Heritage”. 

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