Fault Mechanics and Transport Properties of Rocks

Author: Brian Evans
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080959894
Format: PDF, Docs
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This festschrift, compiled from the symposium held in honor of W.F. Brace, is a timely overview of fault mechanics and transport properties of rock. State-of-the-art research is presented by internationally recognized experts, who highlight developments in this contemporary area of study subsequent to Bill Brace's pioneering work. Key Features * The strength of brittle rocks * The effects of stress and stress-induced damage on physical properties of rock * Permeability and fluid flow in rocks * The strength of rocks and tectonic processes

Experimental Rock Deformation The Brittle Field

Author: M.S. Paterson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540240235
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The primary aim of this monograph is to present the current knowledge of brittle properties of rocks as determined in laboratory experiments. The principal aspects of brittle behavior are described with special attention to the fundamental physical aspects. Thus, the book provides a useful introduction to the basics of rock properties for engineering and earth science applications. Furthermore, it serves as a guide for graduate students and non specialists by presenting the relevant background material and where it can be found. For the new edition a further chapter has been added, and almost half of the chapters have been extensively revised and the others updated.

The Nature and Tectonic Significance of Fault Zone Weakening

Author: Robert E. Holdsworth
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 9781862390904
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Many faults appear to form persistent zones of weakness that fundamentally influence the distribution, architecture and movement patterns of crustal-scale deformation and associated processes in both continental and oceanic regions. This book brings together papers by an international group of Earth scientists to discuss a broad range of topics centred upon the controls of fault weakening and the role of such faults during lithosphere deformation.

Geology of the Earthquake Source

Author: Åke Fagereng
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 9781862393370
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Professor Richard (Rick) Sibson revolutionized structural geology by illustrating that fault rocks contain an integrated record of earthquakes. Fault-rock textures develop in response to geological and physical variables such as composition, environmental conditions (e.g. temperature and pressure), fluid presence and strain rate. These parameters also determine the rate- and state-variable frictional stability of a fault, the dominant mineral deformation mechanism and shear strength, and ultimately control the partitioning between seismic and aseismic deformation. This volume contains a collection of papers that address the geological record of earthquake faulting from field-based or theoretical perspectives.

Advances in Studies of Heterogeneities in the Earth s Lithosphere

Author: Yehuda Ben-Zion
Publisher: Birkhäuser
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This second special issue is in honor of Keiiti Aki. It focuses on recent advances in quantifying and interpreting heterogeneities in lithosperic structures and earthquake behavior. The volume provides a combination of reviews, methodological studies and applications on topics related to Aki's pioneering contributions. The discussed subjects include research associated with dynamic earthquake rupture. It also includes material on Aki and a list of his publications.


Author: Rachel Abercrombie
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
ISBN: 9780875904351
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series. Earthquakes, from the smallest to the largest, release elastic strain energy. Where does this energy go? How much is radiated and how much is expended in other source processes, such as overcoming fault friction? Do large and small earthquakes differ with regard to rupture physics? This book examines such questions and current debates from five vantage points: How we measure earthquake energy Effects of earthquake size and tectonic setting Insights from numerical simulations Geological fault zone research The efficiency of the "earthquake machine" in terms of fault rupture, friction, and seismic phenomena Earthquakes: Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting is the first book to present a systematic approach to understanding the energy changes associated with earthquakes. Solid Earth scientists, researchers and students-especially those who work in seismology, tectonophysics, rock mechanics and geodesy-will find this book an essential resource, now and into the future.