Civil Engineering - Building Materials - Discussion


Smith's test of stones is performed to find out

[A]. the presence of soluble matter of stone
[B]. the compressive strength of the stone
[C]. the hardness of the stone
[D]. the toughness of the stone.

Answer: Option A


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Dinesh said: (Feb 1, 2017)  
Smith test is used to find out the compressive strength of stone.

Bhupendra Rana said: (Feb 21, 2017)  
Right answer is A.

Smith test is used to find the presence of soluble matter of stone.

Sayali said: (Jul 1, 2017)  
What is smith's test?

Chhaya said: (Jul 16, 2017)  
Yes, the answer is right A.

Sudhakar said: (Nov 13, 2017)  
Smith test used to find mud substance in stone.

Acid test if sandstone consis caco3, to find how much it in sandstone.

Engr.Taimoor Nasir said: (Feb 2, 2018)  
Tests on stone (Strength and Durability Tests).

Acid test (presence of calcium carbonate in building stone. If the edges are broken and powder is formed on the surface, it indicates the presence of calcium carbonate.

Attrition test ( (his test is done to find out the rate of wear of stones, which are used in road construction. The results of the test indicate the resisting power of stones against the grinding action under traffic. ).

Crushing test.
Crystalline test (Crystallization of CaSO4 in pores of stone causes decay of stone due to weathering).

Freezing and thawing test.

Hardness Test (Coefficient of hardness = 20 " (Loss of weight in gm/3).

Impact test (For determining the toughness of stone, it is subjected to impact test in a Page Impact Test Machine).

Smith's Test (Presence of earthy matter will convert the clear water into dirty water. If water remains clear, stone will be durable and free from any soluble matter).

Tdentaa said: (Sep 5, 2018)  
Thank you @Taimoor.

Rites H said: (Nov 24, 2020)  
Thanks @Taimoor.

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