Unformatted text preview: Different Kinds of Stress
Confining Confining pressure pressure Differential Differential stress stress Fluid pressure Fluid counteracts stress stress
08.02.a Professor Laurent Montesi Geology Univ of Maryland Geodynamics Lab Yes, we also study crustal deformation here! Strength of Rock
Small Small stress stress Increase Increase stress stress Too much Too stress = failure failure Strength of continental Strength crust crust
08.02.b Observe three kinds of stress and resulting structures Compression Tension Shear Shallow levels: rocks fracture Deeper levels: rocks flow 08.02.c Types o...
View Full Document
- Fall '08
- Sedimentary rocks, syncline anticline syncline, Strike-slip Fault Fault, Gneissic foliation