Geologic fracture mechanics

This lively introduction to geologic fracture mechanics provides a consistent treatment of all common geologic structural discontinuities. It explores the formation, growth and interpretation of fractures and deformation bands, from theoretical, field and lab-based perspectives, bridging the gap bet...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Schultz, Richard A.
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2019
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction to geologic structural discontinuities
  • Elastic rock rheology and stress concentration
  • Stress, mohr circles, and deformation at peak strength preface
  • Cracks and anticracks
  • Discontinuity patterns and their interpretation
  • Faults
  • Deformation bands
  • Fracture mechanics : a tour of basic principles
  • Beyond linear elastic fracture mechanics