Rock Joints

The Mechanical Genesis

  • Georg Mandl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Pages 1-9
  3. Pages 27-48
  4. Pages 125-152
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 205-221

About this book


Rock Joints deals exclusively with the mechanical genesis of joints in rocks. It is aimed at a coherent, critical and comprehensible presentation of the underlying mechanical processes of various types of joints and joint systems. Special care is taken to elucidate and quantify the role of high fluid pressures in the formation of joints. The background is an offshoot of the author's courses on "Genesis of Rock Joints" in the Department of Rock Mechanics and Tunneling at the Technical University of Graz, Austria.


Hydraulic Intrusion Tectonophysics Tension Fractures fault formation fracture rock mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Georg Mandl
    • 1
  1. 1.FeldkirchAustria

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