Journal of Geology & Geophysics

Journal of Geology & Geophysics
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ISSN: 2381-8719

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Abd El-Aal AK

Abd El-Aal AK

Saudi Arabia

  • Research Article
    Geomechanical Aspects and Suitability of the Limestone (Sulaiy Limestone Formation) for Foundation Bedrock, Sulaiy Region, Saudi Arabia
    Author(s): Abd El-Aal AKAbd El-Aal AK

    The present study is a geomechanical study on the Sulaiy Limestone Formation Riyadh region, KSA which the limestone is the main rocks of the subsurface strata in this area. Due to high strength of rock formation, most of the buildings are designed on shallow foundations. Limestone strata may have cavities through its formation in some places which reduces the rock strength and increases its settlement. In our study, the geomechanical and physical analyses included point load strength (Is), uniaxial compressive strength (UCS), Schmidt hummer, dry density, porosity, permeability tests, (TCR), (SCR) and (RQD). The point load strength values are between 2.40 and 6.90 (Mpa). UCS of the different samples shows difference in values (55 to 143 MPa). Dry density shows slight differences in value (1.7 to 2.3 gm/cm3) with an average of 2.32 gm/cm3. Percentage of porosity is noticed by about (12%.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2381-8719.1000230

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