Poster Presentation International Conference on Tomography of Materials & Structures

Crystallization-induced deformations in building stones (174)

Hannelore Derluyn 1 , Erika Tudisco 2 , Marijn Boone 3 , Veerle Cnudde 4
  1. CNRS - Univ Pau & Pays Adour, Pau, NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE, France
  2. Department of Construction Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  3. Tescan XRE, Gent, Belgium
  4. PProGRess-UGCT, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium


Salt weathering drastically reduces the durability of building stones. A thorough understanding of the coupled transport-crystallization-mechanics phenomena is therefore indispensable. Building on previous work in which neutron radiography was employed, we now focus on a more profound characterization of the micromechanics of crystallization-induced fracturing by DVC analysis of a 4D X-ray tomographic dataset.

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