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Stone Masonry - Strength

Typical strength of stone masonry constructions.

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Typical strength of stone masonry:

Stone Masonry - Strength
MaterialCrushing
(N/mm2)
Tension
(N/mm2)
Shear
(N/mm2)
Basalt 8.5 8.6 4.3
Granite 96.6 3.2 5.4
Limestone 53.7 2.7 4.3
Marble 64.4 3.2 5.4
Sandstone 53.7 1.1 3.2
Slate 85.8 1.1 3.2
  • 1 N/mm2 = 145 psi
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