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Rock Joints

The Mechanical Genesis

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  • Quantifying formation of rock joints

  • Includes field examples

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

    Pages 1-9
  3. Hydraulic Fractures

    Pages 27-48
  4. Shear Joints

    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.

Keywords

  • Hydraulic Intrusion
  • Tectonophysics
  • Tension Fractures
  • fault
  • formation
  • fracture
  • rock mechanics

Authors and Affiliations

  • Feldkirch, Austria

    Georg Mandl

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-540-26457-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)