—Polished finishing granites have great acceptance
in non-adherent covering systems because of the slabs’ shape
design, color variety and the high level of mechanical properties
and durability. The Brazilian practice for natural stone design
applies only the bending tensile strength test results and other
important characteristics are not taken in account. Thus, this
study evaluated the mechanical properties of the stone for
non-adherent paving uses as structural slab and pedestal paving
system. The properties assessed for the dioritic noritic Black
São Gabriel were the stress versus deformation diagram, the
Young modulus (E) and the Poisson’s ratio (μ). The tests were
running in compression and in bending modes. The results
showed a good correlation between the five Young modulus (E)
—Granite’ slab, structural behavior, non
adherent covering system, Young’s modulus (E).
S. T. F. Moreiras is with the Technology Department, State University of
Maringá, Umuarama, PR 87506-370 Brazil (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
A. B. Paraguassú and R. P. Ribeiro are with the Engineering Geotechnical
Department, University of São Paulo, São Carlos, SP 13566-590 Brazil
(e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Sérgio T. F. Moreiras, Antenor B. Paraguassú, and Rogério P. Ribeiro, "Geotechnical Materials for Floor Covering: Dioritic
Noritic “Granite” Plates Structural Behavior," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 361-364, 2015.