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Facsimile reproduction of The Dynamics of Faulting

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E. M. Anderson
E. M. Anderson
M.A., B.Sc., H.M. Geological Survey.
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Published:
January 01, 2012

Abstract

IT has been known for long that faults arrange themselves naturally into different classes, which have originated under different conditions of pressure in the rock mass. The object of the present paper is to show a little more clearly the connection between any system of faults and the system of forces which gave rise to it.

It can be shown mathematically that any system of forces, acting within a rock which for the time being is in equilibrium, resolves itself at any particular point into three pressures or tensions (or both combined), acting across three planes which are at right angles to one another.

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Geological Society Special Publications

Faulting, Fracturing and Igneous Intrusion in the Earth’s Crust

D. Healy
D. Healy
University of Aberdeen, Scotland
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R. W. H. Butler
R. W. H. Butler
University of Aberdeen, Scotland
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Z. K. Shipton
Z. K. Shipton
University of Strathclyde, Scotland
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R. H. Sibson
R. H. Sibson
University of Otago, New Zealand
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Geological Society of London
ISBN electronic:
9781862396159
Publication date:
January 01, 2012

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