Tectonic Stresses in France

  • C. Paquin
  • C. Froidevaux
Conference paper
Part of the Rock Mechanics / Felsmechanik / Mécanique des Roches book series (ROCK, volume 9)


A flat jack method has been used to determine the principal stress axes in the Jurassic limestone of the basin of Paris and in neighbouring regions. The results have been compared with a few overcoring measurements in boreholes of a few meters.


Atlantic Coast Rock Mechanics Tectonic Stress Horizontal Stress Alpine Belt 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Paquin
    • 1
  • C. Froidevaux
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Géophysique et Géodynamique interneUniversité Paris SudOrsayFrance

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