Influence of weathering on the engineering properties of Harsit granitic rocks (NE Turkey)

Ceryan S., Tudes Ş., Ceryan N.

BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, vol.67, no.1, pp.97-104, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10064-007-0115-0
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.97-104
  • Keywords: granitic rocks, weathering, engineering properties, P-wave velocity, weathering indices, NE Turkey, GEOMECHANICAL PROPERTIES, PYROCLASTIC ROCKS, PROFILES, BASALTS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


Weathering and hydrothermal alteration of the granitic rocks in the Eastern Black Sea Region (NE Turkey) are important phenomena affecting the engineering projects in the region. The study investigated the probable paths of rock-forming mineral transformations due to weathering in the Harsit granitoid rocks, the changes of the major oxides as a consequence of weathering and the effects of weathering on the engineering properties. To identify the changes in the major oxides, the volume concentrations were considered in relation to the dry density. Chemical leaching during weathering was shown to be significant in changing the minerals. It was concluded that the engineering properties of the weathered granitic rocks can be most reliably predicted by P-wave velocity.