Overview on geo-mechanical assessments of Denizli travertines in Turkey

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Abstract

The city of Denizli and its surrounding areas, located in western Turkey, have one of the marvellous
travertine deposits, and quarries in the world. The areas have about forty travertine quarries and fifty factories,
which are located approximately 10 to 20 kilometres away from the city centre. Travertines are also one of the
main export products for Denizli and there are different and widespread travertine outcrops in the area, their
common commercial usage can be listed as cladding sidewalls of buildings, in steps of buildings and water
pools, other accessories for modern civil constructions. Both their colours and physical properties vary from
location to location in the study area. The purpose of this paper is the investigation of geomechanical properties
of Denizli travertine, on the basis of field and laboratory studies. In order to achieve the goal, from various
travertine quarries and factories, travertine samples were collected and geomechanical tests were performed. It
is concluded that although these travertines have a good quality and also nice commercial market, purposes of
their usage can change due to various engineering properties of travertines. In the area, travertines have good
quality and can be used for cladding of sidewall and other internal and external usage in modern building and
structures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIAEG2006: Engineering Geology for Tomorrow's Cities: 10th IAEG International Congress, International Society of Engineeing Geology and the Environments
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event
IAEG2006: Engineering Geology for Tomorrow's Cities: 10th IAEG International Congress, Nottingham, U.K.
- Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 6 2006Sep 10 2006

Conference

Conference
IAEG2006: Engineering Geology for Tomorrow's Cities: 10th IAEG International Congress, Nottingham, U.K.
CountryUnited Kingdom
City Nottingham
Period9/6/069/10/06

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