Rock deformation

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Rock deformation °Factors influencing rock deformation: temperature, confining pressure, rock type, and time. • Rock type: crystalline rocks tend to fail by brittle fracture. Sedimentary rocks or metamorphic rocks are more susceptible to ductile flow. • Temperature and confining pressure: Rocks near the
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Unformatted text preview: surface tend to behave like a brittle solid and fracture once their strength is exceeded. Rocks at deeper depth exhibit ductile behavior. • Time: small stresses applied over long time spans can play an important role in the deformation of rock...
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This document was uploaded on 11/01/2011 for the course ESC 2070 at FAU.

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