Physical, mechanical and technical characteristics of Hellenic quartz porphyry and determination of its most suitable applications

Georgoussis, Alexandros (2015) Physical, mechanical and technical characteristics of Hellenic quartz porphyry and determination of its most suitable applications. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This research has been conducted in the wider field of Geotechnical Engineering and more specifically, in Rock Mechanics Engineering. The present thesis has been structured in seven main chapters. In the first chapter, are mentioned general information concerning of the examined rock, the location and the geological structure of the broad quarry area and the aims and objectives of this research. The second chapter contains the literature review, whereas in the third chapter, follows the petrographic examination of this stone. The detailed examination of physical, mechanical and technical properties of Hellenic Quartz Porphyry, is presented in the fourth chapter and is the main subject of the present thesis. In this chapter, the methodology of laboratory tests implementation is described in depth. In the following chapter, are given the official reports that were recorded by the accredited laboratories, in where these tests were performed. Consequently, an essential analysis and discussion takes place in fifth chapter, as regards the laboratory test results. A critical comparison presenting in table forms, between the examined rock and other competitive ornamental rocks, is implemented in chapter number six. Last but not least, the conclusions have been drawn from this inquiry are listed in the last chapter, while crucial recommendation are proposed for the understanding of the great significance of Hellenic Quartz Porhyry, in constructions.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2015 15:29
    Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015 15:29
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18830

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