FRICTIONAL STABILITY OF HETEROGENEOUS SURFACES IN CONTACT.

John Kemeny, Neville G.W. Cook

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Abstract

Utilizing the principles of elastic-brittle fracture mechanics, stress-displacement relationships are derived for an elastic solid containing a slip plane consisting of various configurations of collinear arrays of cracks. These models take into account the heterogeneous nature of slip planes, and are relevant to the behavior of rock containing faults, joints, bedding planes, and fractures. All models exhibit slip weakening behavior and show regimes of stable (aseismic) and unstable (seismic) deformation. For given configurations of cracks and applied boundary conditions, the results show the energy released through unstable crack growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Symposium on Rock Mechanics
EditorsHoward L. Hartman
PublisherSoc of Mining Engineers of AIME
Pages40-46
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0873350596
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings - Symposium on Rock Mechanics
ISSN (Print)0085-574X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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