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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2012/s02.v2014

GEO-MECHANICAL GRADING OF SAVARSIN AND SOIMOS GRANITES IN VIEW OF THEIR EFFECTIVE USE

AUTHOR/S: C. DANCIU, V. ARAD, R. MORARU, T. GOLDAN, C. D. NISTOR
Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Libadmin2012

References: 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, www.sgem.org, SGEM2012 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 17-23, 2012, Vol. 2, 103 - 110 pp

ABSTRACT

The use of rocks in construction is governed by standards that require a series of
chemical criteria, mineralogical-petrographical and physical-mechanical that they must
meet. The execution of various works is permitted only if they fall within certain quality
criteria. In this context, the geo-mechanical properties were determined for Savarsin and
Soimos granites, which were compared with the conditions of admissibility imposed by
current standards, for use in different areas. To get a more detailed view of geomechanical
properties of the Savarsin and Soimos granites it was required a
classification based on three criteria: chemical, geological and geo-mechanical. The
chemical criterion of intact rock classification considered the content of SiO2 and alkaliaggregate
reaction. From the geological point of view, there were chosen for
classification purposes those features that could provide information on strength and
deformation behavior. The geo-mechanical classification criterion employed in this
paper was in accordance with standards widely used today, trying to characterize the
analyzed granites in terms of physical characteristics, strength and deformation

Keywords: chemical, geological, strength, geo-mechanical, classification.