Foundations of Structural Geology

ISBN-10: 074875802X

ISBN-13: 9780748758029

Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)

Authors: R. G. Park

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List price: $84.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/5/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 214
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Geological Structures and Deformation
Basic Concepts
Stratigraphic Terms and Concepts
Geometry of Inclined Planes and Lines
Representation of Structures on Geological Maps
Faults and Fractures
Rock Fractures
Fault Geometry and Nomenclature
Rocks Produced by Faulting (Fault Rocks)
Features Associated with Fault Planes
Fault Associations
Thrust Systems
Strike-Slip Fault Systems
Meaning and Significance of Folds
Basic Fold Geometry and Nomenclature
Fold Orientation
Classification of Folds
Geometry of the Fold Profile
Description of Fold Systems
Folds in Three Dimensions
Folding Mechanisms and Fold Geometry
Relationship Between Faults, Folds and Shear Zones
Foliation, Lineation and Fabric
Force and Stress
Normal Stress and Shear Stress
Stress at a 'Point': The stress components
Principal Stresses and the Stress Axial Cross
Stresses Acting on a Given Plane
Hydrostatic and Deviatoric Stresses
Stress Fields and Stress Trajectories
Nature of Strain
Measurement of Strain
Principal Strain Axes and the Strain Elipsoid
Pure Shear and Simple Shear (Distortion and Rotation)
Special Types of Homogeneous Strain
Volume Change During Deformation
Graphical Representation of Homogeneous Strain
Progressive Deformation and Finite Strain
Relationship Between Stress and Strain
Stress and Strain in Materials
Ideal Elastic and Viscous Strain
Elastoviscous, Plastic and Viscoelastic Behaviour
Brittle and Ductile Behaviour
The Effects of Variation in Stress
The Effect of Hydrostatic Pressure
The Effect of Temperature
The Effect of Pore-Fluid Pressure
The Effect of Time: Strain rate
Summary: Physical Controls on Strain Behaviour
Mechanisms of Rock Deformation
Determination of Strain in Rocks
Finding the Principal Strain Axis
Initially Spherical Objects as Strain Markers
Deformed Conglomerates as Strain Markers
Bilaterally Symmetrical Fossils as Strain Markers
Strain Determination in Three Dimensions
Use of Fold Sets in Strain Determination
Two-Dimensional Strain from Balanced Sections
Bulk Homogeneous Strain
Superimposition of Strains
Faulting and Stress
Stress Conditions for Brittle Failure
Fault Orientation in Relation to Stress and Strain
Faulting and Earthquakes
Strain in Folds and Shear Zones
Characteristics of Buckle Folds
Oblique Shear or Flow Folding
Kinking and Formation of Chevron Folds
Conditions Controlling the Fold Mechanism
Shear Zones
Structural Geology of Igneous Intrusions
Structures Found Within Igneous Bodies
Structural Classification of Intrusive Igneous Bodies
Methods of Emplacement of Igneous Intrusions
Emplacement of Cone-Sheets and Radial Dykes
Mode of Emplacement of Large Intrusions
Gravity-Controlled Structures
Major Earth Structure
Major Topographic Features of the Earth
Present-day Tectonic Activity
Stable and Unstable Tectonic Zones
Plate Tectonics
Historical Context
The Concept of Lithospheric Plates
Nature of Plate Boundaries
Geometry of Plate Motion
Driving Mechanism for Plate Motion
Geological Structure and Plate Tectonics
Recognition of Inactive Plate Boundaries
Structure of Constructive Boundaries
Structure of Subduction Zones
Structure of Continental Collision zones
Structure of Conservative Boundaries: The San Andreas Fault
Structure of Intraplate Regions
Structural Interpretation in Ancient Orogenic Belts
The Caledon
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