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 GM  Vol.3 No.4 , October 2013
Determination of Thermal Conductivity and Porosity of Building Stone from Ultrasonic Velocity Measurements
Abstract: Ultrasonic velocity measurement, a non-destructive and easy method to apply in both field and laboratory conditions, has increasingly been conducted to determine the physical properties of rock materials. This paper presents an experimental study of the measurement of P-wave velocity, thermal conductivity and porosity of several types of sedimentary, metamorphic, and magmatic rocks. The aim of this study is to predict the rocks properties including their thermal conductivity and porosity using P-wave velocity. For this purpose, the physical properties are determined in the laboratory to obtain correlations between P-wave velocity and physical properties. Consequently, good linear relationships are found between all the determined physical properties and the P-wave velocity measurements.
Cite this paper: A. Boulanouar, A. Rahmouni, M. Boukalouch, A. Samaouali, Y. Géraud, M. Harnafi and J. Sebbani, "Determination of Thermal Conductivity and Porosity of Building Stone from Ultrasonic Velocity Measurements," Geomaterials, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 138-144. doi: 10.4236/gm.2013.34018.
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