Mechanical and physical properties of the Kandira stone, Kandira, Turkey

Hasan Arman, Sefik Ramazanoglu, Akin Akinci

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Kandira stone, extensively used for building stone in northwest Turkey, consists of approximately 91% calcium carbon and 9% clay minerals. The mechanical and physical properties are reported. It is of note that the Brazilian strength is approximately one quarter of the unconfined compressive strength.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-333
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Building stone
  • Kandira stone
  • Mechanical properties
  • Physical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology


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