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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 12.524 (Fall 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Mechanical Properties of Rocks 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. J. Evans 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 12.524 Mechanical Properties of Rocks

    Fall 2005

    Course Highlights

    This course features lecture notes and assignments.

    Course Description

    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.

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