A Manual of Civil Engineering

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Charles Griffin, 1867 - Civil engineering - 784 pages
 

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Page 360 - ... fire-stones. A good fire-stone should be infusible, and not liable to crack or exfoliate from heat. Stones that contain lime or magnesia are usually unsuitable. Also, silicates containing an oxide of iron. Their durability under such circumstances should be considered when selecting them for building. The only sure test, however, of the durability of any kind of stone is its wear, as shown by experience. 34-. Expansion of Stone from Heat. — Experiments have been made in this country and Great...
Page 348 - Besides its principal layers or strata, a mass of stratified rock is in general capable of division into thinner layers ; and, although the surfaces of division of the thinner layers are often parallel to those of the strata, they are also often oblique or even perpendicular to them. This constitutes a laminated structure. Laminated stones resist pressure more strongly in a direction perpendicular to their...
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