Stress Field of the Earth's Crust

Authors: Zang, Arno, Stephansson, Ove

  • The first textbook on the Stress Field of the Earth`s Crust
  • Brick by brick development of stress concept - Maths, Physics, Mechanics and Solid Earth
  • Impact of stress from recent case studies and experiments
  • A number of summary boxes and exercises facilitate the reading and understanding
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About this Textbook

This book about rock stress is suitable for students in geosciences and rock engineering, who need to broaden their horizons about the Stress Field of the Earth’s Crust. The book covers the topic so that geosciences students will be able to grasp the Cauchy Stress Principle without fear of matrix transformations in an exercise. Students interested in mathematics, physics and engineering will learn how strain gauges are used to obtain in-situ stress by the overcoring method. Leading edge technology in determining rock stress like quadruple packer and the Kaiser effect are presented together with classical methods like hydraulic fracturing. Borehole techniques (breakouts) and core-based methods (anelastic strain recovery) are illustrated. With respect to stress data, we choose to present the scientific ultra-deep drilling project KTB (Germany), the excavation for nuclear waste disposal at Olkiluoto (Finland) and the drilling into a seismic active fault zone at SAFOD (USA). Stress compilations viewed by the World Stress Map project are presented and interpreted in terms of plate tectonics.

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Endorsements:

"The book thoroughly and convincingly integrates in situ stress, its sources, measurement, and applications, into the fields of geophysics, geology, geomechanics, and geoengineering. It is therefore that I enthusiastically recommend Stress Field of the Earth’s Crust."
(Bezalel Haimson, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, June 2009)

"I think it is a very good text that covers the most important aspects of the Kaiser effect, its mechanisms and how it can be used for stress measurements in rocks."
(Alexandre Lavrov, SINTEF Petroleum Research, Norway)

"It is beautifully laid out, easy to read, and impossible not to understand!. I especially like the way that many of the diagrams have such iconic simplicity so that the extranneous detail has been removed - leaving only the message that the diagram is transmitting."
(John A. Hudson, Emeritus Professor, Imperial College, UK, President, International Society for Rock Mechanics)

From the reviews:

“The presentation of the book is clear, with an abundant bibliography. … I found the Note boxes that summarize important results to be particularly welcome. … In conclusion, this book is undoubtedly focused on stress field of the Earth crust. … I definitely would recommend this book to Earth Scientists in need to better understanding of stress measurement techniques, and to Rock Mechanics engineers who want to improve their understanding of the stress field at the scale of plate tectonics.” (François Henri Cornet, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, September, 2010)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stress Field of the Earth's Crust
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8444-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8444-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8443-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9515-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 324
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