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Experimental Rock Deformation - The Brittle Field (Minerals, by M. S. Paterson

By M. S. Paterson

This monograph offers with the a part of the sector of ex-' perimental rock deformation that's ruled via the phenomena of brittle fracture on one scale or one other. hence a contrast has been drawn among the fields of brittle und ductile behaviour in rock, corresponding kind of to a contrast among the phenomena of fracture and stream. it truly is was hoping ultimately to offer a survey of the ductile box in a separate quantity. The final bankruptcy of this quantity bargains with the transition among the 2 fields. The scope of this survey has been restricted to the mec.hanical homes of rock considered as a cloth at the laboratory scale. therefore, the subject and technique is of a "materials technological know-how" variety instead of of a "structures" style. we're facing just one a part of the broader box of rock mechanics, which additionally contains structural or boundary price difficulties, for instance, these of the soundness of slopes, the cave in of mine openings, earth­ quakes, the folding of stratified rock, and the convec­ tive movement of the earth's mantle. One subject hence ex­ cluded is the position of jointing, which it truly is regularly essential to keep in mind in purposes in engi­ neering and mining, and possibly usually in geology too.

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