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The Coulomb — Mohr Theory of Faulting

  • Georg Mandl
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Abstract

Faults are shear failures in the Earth’s crust, many mechanical aspects of which can be dealt with by Coulomb — Mohr’s theory of brittle shear failure in a regime of compressive effective stresses.

Keywords

Shear Strength Principal Stress Effective Stress Normal Fault Failure Envelope 
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Additional readings

  1. 1).
    Paterson, M.S., ‘Experimental Rock Deformation—the Brittle Field’, Springer, 1978Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Georg Mandl
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  1. 1.FeldkirchAustria

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