ISSN (printed): 2161-7538. ISSN (electronic): 2161-7546.
Basically, the rock and rock-like materials such as concrete and soil are considered as geomaterials. Clays and some other materials which can be related with engineering processes can, also, be included in this category. Geomaterials are essential for life since human construct storage and access/transport areas in rock and mine for raw material. Essential material in mining processes is rock or geomaterials. Drilling, blasting, excavation and rock support processes rely on largely on physical and mechanical properties of rock. Additionally, quarrying and machining processes of natural stone depends in a greater extent to the physical and mechanical properties of natural stone. In mineral processing operations rock physical and mechanical properties of rock are important parameters at various stages such as size reduction or grinding. Soil and concrete are also important geomaterials. Concrete when used together with the rock structures, as support or lining element affects the behavior of the system constructed. The response of soil depending on the engineering attempts is a broad research and application area. Mechanical excavation in mining and tunneling, drilling, blasting, sawing, abrasive water jet cutting, other micromachining methods and grinding are the potential engineering efforts in geomaterials. Aim of this journal is, thus, to publish research on geomaterials.
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