- Volume 8 Issue 4
The engineering properties of some Gyeongsang sedimentary rocks with respect to the grain size and the orientation of bedding planes were studied. The suitability of the rocks for civil and architectural construction was also investigated. The porosity of the rocks increases in proportion to the grain size. The ratio of the strain due to stress perpendicular to the bedding planes to the strain resulting from stress parallel to the bedding planes increases as the grain size decreases. The study indicates however, that the ratio of Young's modulus due to stress perpendicular to the bedding planes to Young's modulus resulting from stress parallel to the bedding planes increases in proportion to the grain size. The compressive strength of the sandstones studied is much greater than the strength of the conglomerate or shale. Only the coarse grained sandstone can be used for civil and architectural construction, regardless of the orientation of bedding planes. The relationships between compressive strength and density, elasticity and porosity, and compressive strength and mineral content were also studied.