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Title: Basic properties of non welded basaltic lapilli and influence on their geotechnical behaviour
Authors: Lomoschitz, A. 
Yepes Temiño, Jorge 
de Santiago, C.
UNESCO Clasification: 2506 Geología
250621 Vulcanología
Keywords: Canary Island
Basaltic lapilli
Issue Date: 2010
Conference: ISRM International Workshop on Rock Mechanics and Geoengineering in Volcanic Environments 2010, IWVE 2010 
Abstract: In the Canary Islands there are hundreds of volcanic cones and extensive blankets of lapilli and civil works are very frequently undertaken in areas containing this material. Furthermore,basaltic lapilli (of basaltic, basanitic, or tephritic composition) are common in many volcanic regions of the world. They are small pyroclastic fragments (2 to 64 mm in diameter) emitted by Strombolian-type eruptions, very irregular in shape and with many open and closed voids. As a whole it is a light and quite loose granular material. The article covers two related aspects: (1) basic properties, such as texture, unit weight and geochemical composition; and (2) geotechnical parameters and behaviour under different situations: on slopes, under foundations and as granular layer for roads. We conclude that, resulting from their low density, high porosity and angular shape, lapilli particles have a quite different geomechanical response from other granular natural materials.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/55028
ISBN: 9780415584784
DOI: 10.1201/b10549-6
Source: Rock Mechanics and Geo-engineering in Volcanic Environments, p.39-44
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