Stones

Artificial stones | Procedure | Walls | forms – civillearners

Artificial stones | Walls | forms – civillearners  Artificial stones Definition:  These are also known as cast stone or reconstructed stones. Which are produced artificially also known synthetic products. For better Understanding Watch the video below: The following procedure is generally adopted in making an artificial stone: 1) Natural stone is crushed into sizes less…

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Natural bed of stones – Civillearners

Natural bed of stones-Civillearners Definition:  Building rocks arc obtained from rocks. These rocks have a distinct plane of division along which the rocks can be easily split. This plane is known as a natural hed of stone. Importance of Natural bed of stones In stone masonry structures, generally, the rules observed are that the line…

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9 Different types of Structure of rocks – Civillearners

9 Different Types of Structure of rocks – Civillearners Definition: Texture and Structure of Rocks are defined as nature and characteristics of rocks from there respective minerals and rock stones. The texture is characterized by its shape and its minerals; the structure is characterized by its arrangement, features components of the rock. Following are the different types of Structures: 1) Compact crystalline:  Fine grains or particles are held…

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Rock forming minerals | Definition – civillearners

Rock-forming minerals | Definition – civillearners Definition:  Igneous rocks contain many minerals. Various natural minerals having a wide range of different distinctive character­istics are available. But only a few of them form the bulk of rocks. These minerals are called the rock-forming minerals. Rock-Forming Minerals are classified into two categories: Rock minerals in igneous rocks…

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Deterioration of stones-Various factors responsible

 Deterioration of stones- Various factors responsible Stone may deteriorate either due to physical or chemical causes. The principal agencies responsible for causing deterioration of stone are given below: 1) Alternate wetness and drying2) Frost3) Wind4) Living organisms5) Impurities in the atmosphere6) Nature of mortar7) Temperature variation8) Rainwater9) Vegetable growth10) Mutual decay 1) Alternate wetness and…

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Compressive strength of stone – for various stones

Compressive strength of stone-for various stones Hello friends, This is an important topic which also determines the strength of concrete. For good building, stone crushing strength should be greater than 100N/mm2.  compressive strength: It is defined as the ratio of load by its cross-sectional area at which it fails. Mathematically, compressive strength (P)=  load/cross-sectional area…

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Types of rocks and classification- civil learners

Types of Rocks and Classification What is Rock? Rock is defined as a solid portion of Earth`s crust that has no definite shape, size, and Chemical Composition. We will further discuss Types of rocks and their classification in detail.  Also For civil engineers Formation of kind of rock is an essential factor for Foundation Structures Also read: Quarrying of Stones by…