Cusano limestone is an ornamental stone cropping out in the central-southern Italy and extensively used for the historical buildings construction with structural and architectonic purposes. Artificial weathering experiments were conducted on Cusano limestones coming from La Valle and Cana le quarries, located in the Benevento and Frosinone provinces (Italy) respectively. Rock specimens were subjected to standardized freeze-thaw cycles and salt crystallization tests; to this aim non-destructive and destructive tests were carried out including open porosity and p-wave velocity measurements and mechanical testing. Finally the main deterioration morphologies affecting the Cusano limestone were identified through a detailed study on the facades of the bell tower of the Santa Chiara monastery in Naples.

Stone properties and weathering phenomena of the Miocene Cusano Limestones (a.k.a. Perlato Royal Coreno): the case of the basement of the Santa Chiara Monastery bell tower (Naples - Italy)

CALCATERRA, DOMENICO;COLELLA, ABNER;DE GENNARO, MAURIZIO
2010

Abstract

Cusano limestone is an ornamental stone cropping out in the central-southern Italy and extensively used for the historical buildings construction with structural and architectonic purposes. Artificial weathering experiments were conducted on Cusano limestones coming from La Valle and Cana le quarries, located in the Benevento and Frosinone provinces (Italy) respectively. Rock specimens were subjected to standardized freeze-thaw cycles and salt crystallization tests; to this aim non-destructive and destructive tests were carried out including open porosity and p-wave velocity measurements and mechanical testing. Finally the main deterioration morphologies affecting the Cusano limestone were identified through a detailed study on the facades of the bell tower of the Santa Chiara monastery in Naples.
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