Accession Number : AD0670603

Title :   THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCK.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 63-30 Jun 68,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Brace,William F.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The effects of the geologic environment, exclusive of high temperature, have been studied for a number of mechanical properties of rocks. The influence of confining pressure, and strain rates and high pore pressure have been studied for brittle fracture, elastic properties, electrical resistivity, thermal conductivity, permeability and sliding friction. The rocks studied were typical crustal varieties, ranging in composition from granite to peridotite. We have applied our results to shallow focus earthquakes and to the mechanics of faulting in the earth. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ROCK, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), MEASUREMENT, BRITTLENESS, LOADS(FORCES), FAULTS(GEOLOGY), ELASTIC PROPERTIES, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, PLASTIC PROPERTIES, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, PERMEABILITY, FRICTION, EARTHQUAKES, MECHANICS, IGNEOUS ROCK

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE