Open Access Research Article Article ID: JCEES-6-135

    Engineering properties of nagar parkar plutonic & volcanic rocks as a construction aggregates, district tharparkar, sindh province Pakistan

    Mushtaque Ahmed Pathan and Maryam Maira Pathan*

    The purpose of this paper is to study the important engineering properties of the volcanic rocks present with the Nagar Parkar Granites located from Sindh University Campus Jamshoro 5h 44 min (355.3 km) via Hyderabad - Badin Road and 5h 57 min (323.5 km) via Naukot - Mithi Road and Islamkot, the rocks look suitable for pavement and concrete aggregates. Number of standard tests were conductedted. Which included; Specific Gravity, Gradation, Soundness, Particle shape and Surface Texture Absorption Index, Abrasion Resistance, Deleterious Materials, in addition to moisture content and Fineness modulus. Geologically there are two main components known as Pink Granites and Grey granites on the basis of the plagioclase / orthoclase mineral component [1]. Results of the standard tests depicted that both Pink Granites and Grey Granites samples have different characteristics especially concerning abrasion resistance. After comparing the obtained results with standard specifications showed that both samples can produce aggregates that are suitable for pavement but only Pink sample can produce concrete aggregates. It was also assumed that there should be a technical control in the crushing circuit to produce the required gradation.


    Published on: Jun 11, 2020 Pages: 11-15

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-488X.000035
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