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Earth Sciences & Geography - Geology | Materials Science for Structural Geology

Materials Science for Structural Geology

Paterson, Mervyn S.

2013, XIV, 250 p.

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  • Presents the basics of plastic deformation of rocks and minerals
  • Targeted to students but also to researchers working in experimental rock mechanisms and to structural geologists trying to understand deformation situations in nature
  • Compiles all significant studies on rock deformation
This book sets out the basic materials science needed for understanding the plastic deformation of rocks and minerals.  Although at atmospheric pressure or at relatively low environmental pressures, these materials tend to be brittle, that is, to fracture with little prior plastic deformation when non-hydrostatically stressed, they can undergo substantial permanent strain when stressed under environmental conditions of high confining pressure and high temperature, such as occur geologically in the Earth’s crust and upper mantle.  Thus the plastic deformation of rocks and minerals is of fundamental interest in structural geology and geodynamics.  In mountain-building processes and during convective stirring in the Earth’s mantle, rocks can undergo very large amounts of plastic flow, accompanied by substantial changes in microstructure.  These changes in microstructure remain in the rocks as evidence of the past deformation history.  There are a number of types of physical processes whereby rock and minerals can undergo deformation under geological conditions.  The physics of these processes is set out in this book.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Crystal Defaults - Deformation Mechanism - Plastic Deformation - Thermodynamics

Related subjects » Classical Continuum Physics - Geology

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