Journal of Geology & Geophysics

Journal of Geology & Geophysics
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ISSN: 2381-8719

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Ajayi CA

Department of Geology, Ekiti State University, Nigeria

  • Research   
    Empirical Relationship between Gravimetric and Mechanical Properties of Basement Rocks in Ado-Ekiti, Southwestern Nigeria
    Author(s): Ajayi CA*, Akint Frinwa OJ and Ademilua LO

    Gravimetric and mechanical parameters of Basement rocks in Ado-Ekiti, South-western Nigeria were correlated for engineering foundation studies with the aim of establishing an empirical relationship between the two parameters. Field operations revealed Charnockite, Migmatite, Granite Gneiss and Quartzite as principal basement rocks in the study area. Fresh rock samples were taken from thirty (30) locations cutting across the geology of the study area. Simple pendulum principle and Archimede’s principles were employed to determine the gravity and the specific gravity of the rock specimens repectively. The mechanical analyses (uniaxial compressive strength, shear strength, Young’s modulus, Bulk modulus and Poisson’s ratio) for the thirty rock samples were determined employing standard method. This is applicable to all engineering foundation studies to determine the comp.. Read More»

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