Faulting in Brittle Rocks
An Introduction to the Mechanics of Tectonic Faults
(Hardcover)

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This book provides an introduction into the mechanics of faulting in the brittle crust of the Earth. It developed from my annual two-semester course on tectono- mechanics for graduate students of engineering geology and of rock engineering at the Technical University of Graz (Austria). In this course, it is not my task to present a broad exposition and geometrical description of geological structures, but rather to focus on the mechanical processes that produce the structures. Although this was also the aim of my former book "Mechanics of Tectonic Faulting - Models and Basic Concepts" (1988, Elsevier), henceforth referred to as MTF, the present book is different in organisation and content, in order to meet the requirements of the courses and to include more recent developments. Instead of following the traditional subdivision into extensional, compressional and strike-slip faulting, the presentation focuses on mechanical aspects of tectonic faulting that are common to various, or even all types of tectonic faults in the brittle regime. In this way, geometrically disparate or dissimilar fault structures may be revealed as closely related by the underlying mechanical process, and complex structures may be better understood. It may be useful to indicate how the chapters in the book are organised. The first three chapters are an introduction to rock mechanics, tailored to applications in geology. It also presents the extremely useful graphical method of Mohr's stress circle, which is freely used throughout the book to keep the mathematics to an absolute minimum.

AuthorGeorg Mandl
BindingHardcover
EAN9783540664369
Edition2000 ed.
FormatImport
ISBN354066436X
Height921 mm
Length614 mm
Width100 mm
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages434
Package Quantity5
Product GroupBook
Publication Date1999-11-26
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
StudioSpringer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
Sales Rank571574

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