Weathering imposes vital effects on stony monuments. Mostly, the degree of weathering is determined by simple test results, ignoring simultaneous effects of various weathering factors. Hence, the main purpose of this study is to develop prediction models with fuzzy inference systems to determine the weathering degree of the Persepolis stone, using various accelerated ageing tests in laboratory condition and to extrapolate the results to the natural condition, considering climatic information. The results suggest reliable conformity between the prediction of the weathering degree of the stone and the weathering degree observed in the Persepolis complex in natural condition.
- Persepolis stone
- Weathering degree
- Fuzzy inference system
Heidari, M., Torabi-kaveh, M., Chastre, C., Ludovico-marques, M., Mohseni, H., & Akefi, H. (2017). Determination of weathering degree of the Persepolis stone under laboratory and natural conditions using fuzzy inference system. Construction and Building Materials, 145, 28-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.03.230