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Title: Engineering Properties of Jakura Marble and Its Suitability for Tiles Production
Authors: Daku, S.S.
Wazoh, H.N.
Ojo, O.A.
Keywords: Compressive strength
Flexural strength
Water absorption
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: IOSR Journal of Applied Geology and Geophysics (IOSR - JAGG)
Series/Report no.: Vol. 5;No. 1; Pp 57-66
Abstract: Twelve representative marble samples were collected from Jakura and environs and tested for specific gravity, density, compressive strength, porosity, flexural strength, hardness water absorption, soundness or durability and Los Angeles Abrasion to ensure its suitability for use in the production of tiles. The flexural strength, hardness and compressive strength shows its high resistance to crushing and bending effects while the specific gravity and density values proves its ability to bear the impact of the objects that will be placed on it. The soundness and water absorption values makes them suitable for flooring and outdoor cladding due to its resistance to weathering and thawing because of its low rate of water absorption
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1543
ISSN: 2321 – 0990
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