Evaluation of physical and mechanical properties of quarry stones in the southern Republic of Benin

  • Bouraima Mouhamed Bayane Southwest Jiaotong University
  • Qiu Yanjun Southwest Jiaotong University

Abstract

Engineering properties of stones have a crucial importance when they are used for civil engineering works. In this study, the suitability of rocks blocks or stones as a construction material is established. Cove and Dan cities surroundings in the southern part of Zou Province have large blocks and aggregates quarries operated recently. In this study, laboratory tests were carried out to investigate the performance of rocks blocks and aggregates quarried in the region. For this purpose of the study, three wooden containers with rocks blocks and aggregates samples were collected from three different quarries, and so, laboratory tests including particle density and water absorption test, resistance to wear, magnesium sulfate test, compressive strength and methylene blue absorption test were performed in accordance with the international standards to explore the quality of stones to be used for modern construction. Concluding that rocks blocks and aggregates satisfy the relevant regulation (that is, a norm, European standard).

Published
May 25, 2017
How to Cite
BAYANE, Bouraima Mouhamed; YANJUN, Qiu. Evaluation of physical and mechanical properties of quarry stones in the southern Republic of Benin. Journal of Sustainable Development of Transport and Logistics, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 61-66, may 2017. ISSN 2520-2979. Available at: <http://jsdtl.sciview.net/index.php/jsdtl/article/view/21>. Date accessed: 18 aug. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14254/jsdtl.2017.2-1.6.
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