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

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* 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


Graduate students and researchers in geophysics, seismology, physical/structural geology, mineralogy, and materials science.

Table of Contents

Brittle Failure of Rocks: D.A. Lockner, J.D. Byerlee, V. Kuksenko, A. Ponomarev, and A. Sidorin, Observations of Quasistatic Fault Growth from Acoustic Emissions. J.M. Logan, C.A. Dengo, N.G. Higgs, and Z.Z. Wang, Fabrics of Experimental Fault Zones: Their Development and Relationship to Mechanical Behavior. C. Morrow, B. Radney, and J.D. Byerlee, Frictional Strength and the Effective Pressure Law of Montmorillonite and Illite Clays. J. Tullis and R. Yund, The Brittle--Ductile Transition in Feldspar Aggregates: An Experimental Study. T.-f. Wong, Y. Gu, T. Yanagidani, and Y. Zhao, Stabilization of Faulting by Cumulative Slip. Permeability and Fluid Flow in Rocks: Y. Bernab*aa, On the Measurement of Permeability in Anisotropic Rocks. S.C. Blair and J.G. Berryman, Permeability and Relative Permeability in Rocks. G.J. Fischer, The Determination of Permeability and Storage Capacity: Pore Pressure Oscillation Method. G.J. Fischer and M.S, Paterson, Measurement of Permeability and Storage Capacity in Rocks During Deformation at High Temperature and Pressure. S.H. Hickman and B. Evans, Growth of Grain Contacts in Halite by Solution-transfer: Implications for Diagenesis, Lithification, and Strength Recovery. G.N., Riley Jr. and D.L. Kohlstedt, The Influence of H20 and CO2 on Melt Migration in Two Silicate Liquid--Olivine Systems. Fracture Characterization and Physical Properties of Rock: A. Lacazette and T. Engelder, Fluid-driven Cyclic Propagation of a Joint in the Ithaca Siltstone, Appalachian Basin, New York. R.J. Martin, The Influence of Hydrostatic and Uniaxial Stress on Remanent Magnetization. P.A. Scott, T. Engelder, and J.J. Mecholsky, Jr., The Correlation Between Fracture-toughness Anisotropy and Crack-surface Morphology of Siltstones in the Ithaca Formation, Appalachian Basin. E.S. Sprunt, CT Imaging of Electrical Resistivity Measurements: Nonuniform Water Saturation Can Be A Problem. M.N. Toks*agoz, C.H. Cheng, and R.D. Cicerone, Fracture


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About the editors

Brian Evans

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Earth, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Teng-fong Wong

Affiliations and Expertise

Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences