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By M.S. Paterson,Teng-fong Wong

This monograph bargains with the a part of the sphere of experimental rock deformation that's ruled through the phenomena of brittle fracture on one scale or one other. therefore a contrast has been drawn among the fields of brittle and ductile behaviour in rock, corresponding kind of to a contrast among the phenomena of fracture and move. The final bankruptcy offers with the transition among the 2 fields. during this re-creation an try has been made take into consideration new advancements of the final and a part many years. to aid during this venture, the unique writer tremendously appre- ates being joined via the second one writer. The scope of the monograph is proscribed to the mechanical homes of rock seen as a fabric at the laboratory scale. therefore, the subject and process is of a “materials technological know-how” type instead of of a “structures” sort. we're facing just one a part of the broader box of rock mechanics, a box which additionally contains structural or boundary price difficulties, for instance, these of the steadiness of slopes, the cave in of mine openings, earthquakes, the folding of stratified rock, and the convective movement of the Earth’s mantle. One subject hence excluded is the function of jointing, which it really is more often than not essential to have in mind in purposes in engineering and mining, and pr- ably usually in geology too. surprise phenomena have additionally now not been covered.

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