Interactive Resource icon  Rock Deformation & Geological Structures

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Description: This Xerte resource is a translation of the original UKESCC courseware resource covering the deformation of rocks. It deals with the following sub-topics: Introduction to rock deformation; The analysis of stress; Deformation and finite strain; Brittle deformation; Ductile deformation. Each topic is covered theoretically and with natural examples.
Keywords: geology • rock deformation • geological structure • Earth science • UKESCC • UKOER • GEESOER • stress • strain • vectors • body forces • surface forces • fold • folding • fault • faulting • shear • shearing • shear zone • crenulation • conjugate faults • Mohr circle • Flinn diagram • ellipsoid • ellipse
Categories: Science approaches > Deformation & failure
Materials > Ceramics & glasses > Minerals & stone
Properties > Mechanical & thermal
Created by: T. J. Peter Williams, The University of Liverpool
Dr. Alan Boyle, The University of Liverpool
UK Earth Science Courseware Consortium
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Date created: 12 July 2010
Date added: 12 July 2011
Resource ID: 3676