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Author Scholz, C. H. (Christopher H.)

Title The Mechanics of Earthquakes and Faulting
Edition Second edition
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (505 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Acknowledgments; List of symbols; 1 Brittle fracture of rock; 1.1 Theoretical concepts; 1.1.1 Historical; 1.1.2 Griffith theory; 1.1.3 Fracture mechanics; 1.1.4 Crack models; 1.1.5 Macroscopic fracture criteria; 1.2 Experimental studies of rock strength; 1.2.1 Macroscopic strength; 1.2.2 Fracture energies; 1.2.3 Discussion of fracture criteria in the light of experimental results; 1.2.4 Effect of scale on strength; 1.3 Pore fluid effects on fracture
1.3.1 Laws of effective stress1.3.2 Environmental effects on strength; 1.4 The brittle-plastic transition; 1.4.1 General principles; 1.4.2 The transition induced by pressure; 1.4.3 The transition induced by temperature; 1.4.4 Extrapolation to geological conditions; 2 Rock friction; 2.1 Theoretical concepts; 2.1.1 Historical; 2.1.2 The adhesion theory of friction; 2.1.3 Elastic contact theory of friction; 2.1.4 Other frictional interactions; 2.2 Experimental observations of friction; 2.2.1 General observations; 2.2.2 Effects of other variables on friction; 2.2.3 Wear
2.3 Stick slip and stable sliding2.3.1 Introduction; 2.3.2 Rate effects on friction: the rate and state variable friction laws; 2.3.3 Frictional stability regimes; 2.3.4 Dynamics of stick slip; 2.4 Friction under geological conditions; 3 Mechanics of faulting; 3.1 Mechanical framework; 3.1.1 Anderson's theory of faulting; 3.1.2 Hubbert-Rubey theory of overthrust faulting; 3.1.3 Stress in the crust, fault reactivation, and friction; 3.2 The formation and growth of faults; 3.2.1 The problem of fault formation; 3.2.2 Growth and development of faults
3.2.3 Fault interactions and fault populations3.3 Fault rocks and structures; 3.3.1 Fault rocks and deformation mechanisms; 3.3.2 Fabrics and surfaces; 3.4 Strength and rheology of faults; 3.4.1 A synoptic shear zone model; 3.4.2 Deep ductile shear zones: the downward continuation of faults; 3.4.3 Thermomechanical effects of faulting; 3.4.4 The debate on the strength of crustal fault zones; 3.5 Fault morphology and mechanical effects of heterogeneity; 3.5.1 Fault topography and morphology; 3.5.2 Mechanical effects of fault irregularities; 4 Mechanics of earthquakes; 4.1 Historical development
4.2 Theoretical background4.2.1 The dynamic energy balance; 4.2.2 Dynamic shear crack propagation; 4.2.3 Simple applications to earthquake rupture; 4.3 Earthquake phenomenology; 4.3.1 Quantification of earthquakes; 4.3.2 Earthquake scaling relations; 4.4 Observations of earthquakes; 4.4.1 Case studies; 4.4.2 Earthquake sequences; 4.4.3 Compound earthquakes: Clustering and migration; 4.5 Mechanics of earthquake interactions; 4.5.1 Coulomb stress loading; 4.5.2 Mechanisms for the time delay; 5 The seismic cycle; 5.1 Historical; 5.2 The crustal deformation cycle
Summary A thoroughly updated second edition, covering all the major advances in fault analysis research
Notes 5.2.1 Geodetic observations of strain accumulation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Faults (Geology)
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