Relationship between static and dynamic elastic modulus of calcarenite heated at different temperatures: the San Julián’s stone

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10064-014-0583-y

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Brotons, V., Tomás, R., Ivorra, S. et al. Bull Eng Geol Environ (2014) 73: 791. doi:10.1007/s10064-014-0583-y


The San Julián’s stone is the main material used to build the most important historical buildings in Alicante city (Spain). This paper describes the analysis developed to obtain the relationship between the static and the dynamic modulus of this sedimentary rock heated at different temperatures. The rock specimens have been subjected to heating processes at different temperatures to produce different levels of weathering on 24 specimens. The static and dynamic modulus has been measured for every specimen by means of the ISRM standard and ultrasonic tests, respectively. Finally, two analytic formulas are proposed for the relationship between the static and the dynamic modulus for this stone. The results have been compared with some relationships proposed by different researchers for other types of rock. The expressions presented in this paper can be useful for the analysis, using non-destructive techniques, of the integrity level of historical constructions built with San Julián’s stone affected by fires.


Non-destructive techniques Calcarenite stone Elastic dynamic modulus Elastic static modulus San Julián’s stone Temperature 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería Civil, Escuela Politécnica SuperiorUniversidad de AlicanteAlicanteSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Tecnología Informática y Computación, Escuela Politécnica SuperiorUniversidad de AlicanteAlicanteSpain

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