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Journal Article
Published: 01 August 2020
American Mineralogist (2020) 105 (8): 1204–1211.
... of 0.276 and clearly smaller than the values (0.6–0.85) of common minerals estimated by the empirical Byerlee's law. These results indicate that weak interlayer friction of phyllosilicates has a large effect on the low frictional strength of gouge layers in natural faults. Our methodology and results...
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Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 July 2001
GSA Bulletin (2001) 113 (7): 908–919.
.... The inferred σ 1 makes a 70°−80° angle with the ∼070°-striking Castle Mountain fault, indicating that the fault slips at a lower shear stress than predicted by laboratory rock friction experiments if hydrostatic pore pressure exists in the fault (i.e., coefficient of friction ∼0.85, Byerlee's Law). The forearc...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 December 1999
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (1999) 89 (6): 1606–1619.
... and induced, providing further support for Byerlee's Law. Whole-path Q estimates for P and S waves are determined using the multiple-empirical Green's function ( MEGF ) method of Hough (1997), whereby spectra from clusters of colocated events at a given station are inverted for a single attenuation parameter...
Journal Article
Published: 01 June 1987
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (1987) 77 (3): 996–1016.
..., in that they do not exceed strength bounds for a fractured rock mass, as estimated from Byerlee's law. The nonlinear model predictions imply that if tectonic release is modeled elastically as the relaxation of the deviatoric part of the prestress into a spherical cavity, the appropriate cavity radius...
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Plot of differential stress versus confining pressure showing fracture ( Sh...
Published: 01 January 2002
by Byerlee’s law are also shown. A dashed line shows the extrapolation of Byerlee’s law to stresses above where it is defined experimentally. The gray band shows the plastic yield strength of olivine single crystals determined from indentation tests ( Evans and Goetze 1979 ). For comparison, a line showing
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Crustal strength profile (shear stress–depth plot) with samples from the St...
Published: 21 September 2020
Figure 16 Crustal strength profile (shear stress–depth plot) with samples from the Strabeg transect (blue fill) and Glencoul Thrust (red fill). Byerlee’s Law in a thrusting for μ = 0.50 and λ = 0.36 plotted as dashed line. Peak shear stresses of ~130 MPa are sustained
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( a ) Geotherms for the Abitibi subprovince. The Grenville geotherm (close ...
Published: 02 April 2000
as the stress required to maintain a creep deformation rate of 10 –16 s –l and stress for brittle failure according to Byerlee’s law.
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Calculated viscosities of plagioclase and olivine at the Moho for 70-km-thi...
Published: 01 August 2010
calculated for olivine and plagioclase using dislocation creep. The dashed lines were calculated using a composite plagioclase flow law with a grain size of 40 μm. The solid black line is the brittle “viscosity” calculated using the differential stress derived from Byerlee's law and a strain rate of 10 −13
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Mohr diagram showing our model of the middle Miocene state of stress in the...
Published: 26 July 2019
Figure 7. Mohr diagram showing our model of the middle Miocene state of stress in the South Mountains mylonitic footwall at a depth of ∼3 km and hydrostatic fluid pressure (bold circles). σ s —shear stress; σ n —normal stress; —effective stress. Given a low effective σ 3 and assuming Byerlee’s
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Evolution of the vertical density (a) and viscosity (b) profile for a doubl...
Published: 01 July 2002
Byerlee's law ( Brace, 1980 ).
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Maximum strength versus depth diagram for 60 Ma oceanic lithosphere with a ...
Published: 01 January 2002
is shown for both Byerlee’s law with a hydrostatic pore-fluid pressure and the room temperature fracture strength of dunite (dashed line labeled Fracture). The stress for both the low-temperature plasticity regime (labeled low-T) and the dislocation creep regime were calculated for a strain rate of 10 −15
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