This is the first Edition collecting the most relevant scientific works made by the participants to the exchange programme of FARO - Formaçao Avançada no Setor das Rochas Ornamentais e do Geoprocessamento (2005-2009), a network focused on ornamental stones or, shortly, on “marbles and granites”. The aim of FARO network was - to strain the academic relationships in the frame of the characterization and management of Ornamental Stones, among the countries of reference for the stone industry, in the EU and LA; - to integrate the capabilities of universities to train graduates and post-graduates, facing the problem of structural missing of specialised training and advanced research in this industrial sector; - to favour the exchanges of technical, scientific and educational experiences among professors, researchers and students, given the extremely wide range of subjects and specialisations involved in the sector; - to set up permanent fluxes of exchanges and to activate the mutual recognizing of post-degree courses. The schools involved are Civil and Mining Engineering as well as Geosciences. There was not a specific subject to deep, even if each school has its own specific research target and advanced competences. On the contrary, the exchange programme should have to favour the integration between the different advanced knowledge of partners. And this paper collection demonstrates how successful the job has been, in terms of common wok and of wide range of themes treated. Therefore, we chose to title the volume straight with the network name. However, an underlying common aspect crosses the different papers, which is the matter of the “characterization”. The characterization is the action that produces the information necessary to support a decision, and each decision needs its own characterisation. The FARO schools face different questions, make specific analysis and try to give the solutions by the most advanced characterisations. The contributions have been grouped in two Sections: 1) The technology of the characterization, 2) The characterization of the materials. In the first one the works have been collected where it looks prevalent the attention to new technologies or new applications of technology. The second section collects contributions more focused on new or now well known materials. In effect, each section could be further split in subsections depending on the criteria at hand, and each work could be included into different sections / subsections, depending on the aspects considered prevailing. The characterisation is an action which normally interests different sectors of the society, as are the mining industry, the civil works industry and the technology industry, or the cultural, artistic and academic institutions. Often these sectors developed their interests in the stone field autonomously, moving from nearby fields and this justifies certain impermeability among them, even if dealing with the same subject: the ornamental stone. There is no need to explain how far are the problems and points of view of a sculptor from a miner or from a satellite images expert. But we want to underline that the base knowledge necessary to positively face problems, just apparently so different, is common. The reader, looking at the papers, will understand that the knowledge necessary for a successful characterization of a stone slab just produced, for instance for obtaining the EC marking, is practically the same knowledge necessary for the preservation of stone monuments. And he will verify that a functionary dealing with the definition of a regional exploitation plan, can’t ignore the joint multidisciplinary characterisation of the many components of the problem (geology, geography, environment, …). In the first section of the book, dealing with the technology of the characterisation, the works refer to two different points of view, one “in contact” with the stone and the other one more “distant” from it. The ...

F.A.R.O. Formaçao Avançada no Setor das Rochas Ornamentais e Geoprocessamento - Formazione Avanzata nel Settore delle Rocce Ornamentali e delle Geoelaborazioni

BRUNO, ROBERTO;FOCACCIA, SARA
2009

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This is the first Edition collecting the most relevant scientific works made by the participants to the exchange programme of FARO - Formaçao Avançada no Setor das Rochas Ornamentais e do Geoprocessamento (2005-2009), a network focused on ornamental stones or, shortly, on “marbles and granites”. The aim of FARO network was - to strain the academic relationships in the frame of the characterization and management of Ornamental Stones, among the countries of reference for the stone industry, in the EU and LA; - to integrate the capabilities of universities to train graduates and post-graduates, facing the problem of structural missing of specialised training and advanced research in this industrial sector; - to favour the exchanges of technical, scientific and educational experiences among professors, researchers and students, given the extremely wide range of subjects and specialisations involved in the sector; - to set up permanent fluxes of exchanges and to activate the mutual recognizing of post-degree courses. The schools involved are Civil and Mining Engineering as well as Geosciences. There was not a specific subject to deep, even if each school has its own specific research target and advanced competences. On the contrary, the exchange programme should have to favour the integration between the different advanced knowledge of partners. And this paper collection demonstrates how successful the job has been, in terms of common wok and of wide range of themes treated. Therefore, we chose to title the volume straight with the network name. However, an underlying common aspect crosses the different papers, which is the matter of the “characterization”. The characterization is the action that produces the information necessary to support a decision, and each decision needs its own characterisation. The FARO schools face different questions, make specific analysis and try to give the solutions by the most advanced characterisations. The contributions have been grouped in two Sections: 1) The technology of the characterization, 2) The characterization of the materials. In the first one the works have been collected where it looks prevalent the attention to new technologies or new applications of technology. The second section collects contributions more focused on new or now well known materials. In effect, each section could be further split in subsections depending on the criteria at hand, and each work could be included into different sections / subsections, depending on the aspects considered prevailing. The characterisation is an action which normally interests different sectors of the society, as are the mining industry, the civil works industry and the technology industry, or the cultural, artistic and academic institutions. Often these sectors developed their interests in the stone field autonomously, moving from nearby fields and this justifies certain impermeability among them, even if dealing with the same subject: the ornamental stone. There is no need to explain how far are the problems and points of view of a sculptor from a miner or from a satellite images expert. But we want to underline that the base knowledge necessary to positively face problems, just apparently so different, is common. The reader, looking at the papers, will understand that the knowledge necessary for a successful characterization of a stone slab just produced, for instance for obtaining the EC marking, is practically the same knowledge necessary for the preservation of stone monuments. And he will verify that a functionary dealing with the definition of a regional exploitation plan, can’t ignore the joint multidisciplinary characterisation of the many components of the problem (geology, geography, environment, …). In the first section of the book, dealing with the technology of the characterisation, the works refer to two different points of view, one “in contact” with the stone and the other one more “distant” from it. The ...
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