Rubble


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rubble

[′rəb·əl]
(civil engineering)
Rough, broken stones and other debris resulting from the deterioration and destruction of a building.
Rough stone or brick used in coarse masonry or to fill the space in a wall between the facing courses.
(geology)
A loose mass of rough, angular rock fragments, coarser than sand.
(hydrology)
Fragments of floating or grounded sea ice in hard, roughly spherical blocks measuring 0.5-1.5 meters (1.5-4.5 feet) in diameter, and resulting from the breakup of larger ice formations. Also known as rubble ice.

Rubble

Rough stones of irregular shapes and sizes, used in rough, uncoursed work in the construction of walls, foundations, and paving.

Rubble

 

large, irregularly shaped pieces with an edgewise length of 150-500 mm, obtained from limestones, dolomites, sandstones, and more rarely granites. Cobblestone is a variety of rubble (boulders with edgewise length up to 300 mm). In the production of rubble, rocks are used with a limit of compression strength up to 100 meganewtons (mN) per sq m (1,000 kilograms-force per sq cm). Rubble is classified according to strength: low-strength (2.5-10 mN per sq m), medium-strength (15-40 mN per sq m), and high-strength (over 50 mN per sq m). Requirements for frost resistance in rubble are determined according to conditions of use (from 15 to 300 cycles of freezing). Rubble is used for the laying of foundations, for walls of auxiliary buildings, for the channeling of canals, for hydrotechnical structures, and so on.

REFERENCE

Vorob’ev, V. A. Stroitel’nye materialy, 3rd ed. Moscow, 1962.

rubble

Rough stones of irregular shapes and sizes; used in rough, uncoursed work in the construction of walls, foundations, and paving.
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There was this four foot pile of rubble and we had no warning from Kirklees.
Site clearing works using machinery has covered only between 30 and 50 per cent because of the size of the rubble, some of which are extremely huge and heavy.
It was gathered from eyewitnesses at the scene that some of those under the rubble were calling for help.
The emergencies ministry said earlier on Thursday that 37 people had been killed.But the death toll went up to 39 when rescuers recovered another two bodies from the rubble on Thursday afternoon.
Olga Fokina, the mother of the infant, managed to escape the rubble with her 3-year-old son but could not take Ivan with her when escaping.
'We have found another three bodies but we cannot take them out (from under the rubble),' agencies quoted Zinichev as saying.
It was gathered that the voice of the survivor was picked from a small opening in the rubble before the workers began to find a way to save him.
Today, searchers found the eighth body of a 34-year-old Indonesian worker, Subaeri under 1.9m of rubble.
Genoa mayor Marco Bucci said 25 people had died, with 11 others who were injured having been pulled from the rubble.
Halton council was contacted for comment about the rubble discovery but said there was nothing it could do about the waste because the land is owned by the Duchy of Lancaster.
The latest phase of work involved removing rubble from the cavernous space, which forms part of the complex network of tunnels created by Joseph Williamson.