Friction and Sliding Phenomena
The values and mechanisms of friction in rocks, viewed as a distinctive class of materials.
The “residual” strength of rock after shear failure.
The mechanical behaviour of jointed or crushed rock.
The mechanics of geologic faulting and the generation of structures such as slickensides.
Stick-slip behaviour, especially in relation to earthquake mechanisms.
KeywordsStress Drop Wear Track Triaxial Test Dynamic Friction Rupture Velocity
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