Prof. J. Evans
12.524 is a survey of the mechanical behavior of rocks in natural geologic situations. Topics will include a brief survey of field evidence of rock deformation, physics of plastic deformation in minerals, brittle fracture and sliding, and pressure-solution processes. We will compare results of field petrologic and structural studies to data from experimental structural geology.
Evans, J.. 12.524 Mechanical Properties of Rocks, Fall 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-524-mechanical-properties-of-rocks-fall-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA