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Table 3 Engineering properties of the different construction and building materials of Abu Serga church

From: 3D finite element coupled analysis model for geotechnical and complex structural problems of historic masonry structures: conservation of Abu Serga church, Cairo, Egypt

Sample Gs (g/cm3) Wa (%) n (%) σc (MPa) σt (MPa) E (GPa) VP (km/s) Edy (GPa) G (MPa)
Brick 1.8 20.1 0.27 1.4–4.7 1.8 8.4 1.71 2.443 917
Marble 2.7 0.12 0.32 16 6 30 2.87 10.921 1195
Wood 0.64 30 8 3 7
  1. Gs specific gravity, Wa water absorption, n porosity, σc uniaxial compressive strength, σt splitting tensile strength, E Young’s modulus, Vp compressional wave velocity, Edy dynamic Young’s modulus, G Shear modulus