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The influence of foliation on the fragility of granitic rocks, image analysis and quantitative microscopy
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إkesson، نويسنده , , Urban and Stigh، نويسنده , , Jimmy and Lindqvist، نويسنده , , Jan Erik and Gِransson، نويسنده , , Mattias، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2003
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Fabric-dependent anisotropy is important in understanding the mechanical behaviour of foliated rocks because the foliation creates mechanically weak discontinuities. Using optical microscopy, a foliation index (FIX) was calculated for a group of granitic rocks in southern Sweden that displays a range of textures from foliated to nonfoliated. Image analysis from scanning electron microscope with backscattered detector (SEM/BSE) images was used in order to measure the rock texture of these samples. The analyses were compared with the Los Angeles (LA) test, which measures resistance of rock aggregate to fragmentation. The results demonstrate that the measured grain size, shape and spatial arrangement are important parameters controlling the fragility of the rock. Both the texture and foliation must be taken into account to obtain a significant relationship with the mechanical analyses. We suggest that this alternative method could be a helpful tool for predicting a rockʹs suitability as an aggregate as it gives a better understanding of the material properties compared to mechanical testing.
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Image analysis , Foliation index , Los Angeles test method , Foliated granite
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Engineering Geology
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Engineering Geology
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