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Engineering and Tectonic Study of Rocks Discontinuities in the Proposed Abo-Hederya Quarry Site, Missan SE Iraq
Applied Geology Department, College of Science, University of Babylon.
Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Kufa.
Applied Geology Department, College of Science, University of Babylon.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering.
2016 (English)In: Engineering, ISSN 1947-3931, E-ISSN 1947-394X, Vol. 8, no 8, 525-534 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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A detailed field survey of discontinuity (fractures) was carried out in the proposed Abo-Hederya Quarry Site, 70 km east Missan city, south-east of Iraq, where Al-Mukdadiya Formation (Upper Miocene-Pliocene) is exposed. The discontinuity survey was carried out in 10 stations covering the study area. At each station notes were collected about beds (lithology, thickness and orientation) and discontinuities (orientation, density, spacing, persistence and aperture). The slope stability analysis suggests that there is no real hazard area that could affect the quarry in future. Tectonic analysis demonstrates that tension fractures are common in the study area, while shear fractures (okl, hko, hol and hkl) are the less. The maximum principal stress direction in the study area is N (15 - 40) E, which is compatible with the regional tectonic stress in the area.

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2016. Vol. 8, no 8, 525-534 p.
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Soil Mechanics
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-12979DOI: 10.4236/eng.2016.88049Local ID: c206fac5-4f1f-4a74-a7d6-3ff2b2946aa0OAI: diva2:985930
Validerad; 2016; Nivå 1; 20160825 (nadhir)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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