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American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2017, 5(2), 51-57
DOI: 10.12691/ajme-5-2-3
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Protection of Limestone Coated with Different Polymeric Materials

Mohammed Y. Abdellah1, 2, , A. F. Gelany3, Ahmed F. Mohamed2, 4 and Ahmed Bakr Khoshaim2

1Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, South Valley University, Qena, Egypt

2Mechanical Engineering Department, Collage of Engineering and Islamic Architecture, Umm Al-Qura University Makkah, KSA

3Faculty of Science, South Valley University, Qena, Egypt

4Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt

Pub. Date: March 16, 2017

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Mohammed Y. Abdellah, A. F. Gelany, Ahmed F. Mohamed and Ahmed Bakr Khoshaim. Protection of Limestone Coated with Different Polymeric Materials. American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2017; 5(2):51-57. doi: 10.12691/ajme-5-2-3


The uniaxial compressive strength is an important parameter in selecting and design of rock and brittles structure. Protection of ancient monuments or historic structure has a great intense in material science point of view. Limestone is commonly rock material which has a great sense in historical buildings and temples. The strength of this material may be influenced by natural weathering like moisture, rains and varying temperature. Samples of ancient limestone rock are coated with Paraloid B44, Paraloid B72, ethyl silicate and Wacker OH100. The results concluded that both Wacker OH100 and Paraloid B44 coating material have more efficient and give considerable protection when the sample is immersed in salinity water for a week. The compressive strength of limestone decreases due to water action. Water absorption, porosity, and rock density are enhanced with the coating process.

limestone compressive strength of rock coating rocks temples

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