Studies on the frost resistance of natural stone

Research output: ThesisLicentiate Thesis


This work deals with the effects of freeze-thawing on the deterioration of some types of natural stone, especially stones frequently used in old buildings in Sweden. Laboratory studies were performed mainly on Gotland sandstone. This stone has been widely used in old buildings in the whole Baltic region, and is often badly deteriorated. A granite from Bohuslän Province in Sweden was studied as well, as there are problems with degradation of the granite rock carvings from the Bronze Age.


  • Lubica Wessman
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Materials Engineering


  • äldre byggnader, kalksten, laboratorieförsök, sten, granit, sandsten, natursten, frostbeständighet, beständighet
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
Supervisors/Assistant supervisor
  • Division of Building Materials, LTH, Lund University
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Publication categoryResearch

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