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01_Introduction - STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Instructor Zeng Zuoxun...

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STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Instructor: Zeng Zuoxun
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Chapter One Introduction Goals Outline Two supports Types of structures Quantitative techniques Application Suggestion Final marking for the course
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GOALS Study and Learn 1) Techniques of structural analysis 2) Types of natural structures 3) Problem solving: 3D geometry, mechanics of materials, basic field methods 4) Applications to applied and basic earth science
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OUTLINE OF THE COURSE 1) GEOMETRY AND GEOMETRICAL TECHNIQUES 2) COMMON STRUCTURES – JOINTS, FAULTS, FOLDS 3) MECHANICS – FORCES, STRESSES & DEFORMATION 4) APPLICATIONS AND FIELD EXPERIENCE
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TERMINOLOGY STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY study of deformed rocks and processes of deformation at atomic to regional scale (kilometers). TECTONICS – study of deformed rocks and processes of deformation at regional to global scale. Dimensions of Observation and Measurement 1) Atomic – below resolution of optical microscope [ ‘microns’ ] 2) Microscopic: < centimeters 3) Mesoscopic: centimeters to tens of meters [ ‘outcrop’ ] 4) Megascopic: > tens of meters [‘ large ’ ]
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Planet-scale Veining ? [Europa, moon of Jupiter,
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