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Fault and Joint Development in Brittle and Semi-brittle Rock deals with theories of fault and joint development in rock when they behave as brittle or semi-brittle material. The book contains three chapters, the first of which deals with some of the concepts and criteria of brittle failure along with an attempt to define limits of temperature and pressure below which rocks may behave in a brittle or semi-brittle manner. The second and third chapters discuss the application of these concepts of brittle failure and elastic theory to the problems of faulting and jointing, respectively. It is emphasized that since this book deals with theoretical aspects of structural geology it is concerned with generalizations and approximations. It must be left to the reader to decide how closely these theories approximate to any particular field data. This book is primarily intended for senior undergraduates and postgraduates in geology interested in the interpretation of geological structures. It may also be of interest to some mining and civil engineers.
1. Brittle Fracture
Strength of Brittle Material
Influence of Petrology on Uni-axial Strength
Influence of Environmental Factors on Brittle Failure
Relationships between Principal Stresses at Failure
Navier-Coulomb Criterion of Brittle Failure
Griffith Criterion of Brittle Failure
Time-strain Mechanism in Semi-brittle Material
Long-term Strength in Tri-axial Compression
The Navier-Coulomb Criterion and the Angle of Fracture
Dynamic Classification of Faults
Anisotropy and Shear Failure
Further Conditions of Strike-slip Faulting
Structures Associated with Strike-slip
Over Thrust Faulting and Pore-water Pressure
Thrust Development in Fold Belts
Faults in Sediments Due to Movement in the Basement Complex
Criticism of Using the Brittle Failure Criteria in the Faulting Problem
Classification of Joints
Relationship of Joints to Other Structures
Origin of Joints
Jointing in-folded Rock
Pinnate or Feather Joints
Inter-relationship of Joint Sets
Jointing in Igneous Rocks
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- © Pergamon 1966
- 1st January 1966
- eBook ISBN:
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