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Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics: Microstructures, Mechanics and Anisotropy

Product Code: SP360
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by D J Prior, E H Rutter and D J Tatham
Publication Date: 07 December 2011
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This collection of papers presents recent advances in the study of deformation mechanisms and rheology and their applications to tectonics. Many of the contributions exploit new petrofabric techniques, particularly electron backscatter diffraction, to help understand the evolution of rock microstructure and mechanical properties. Papers in the first section (lattice preferred orientations and anisotropy ) show a growing emphasis on the determination of elastic properties from petrofabrics, from which acoustic properties can be computed for comparison with in-situ seismic measurements. Such research will underpin geodynamic interpretation of large-scale active tectonics. Contributions in the second section (microstructures, mechanisms and rheology) study the relations between microstructural evolution during deformation and mechanical properties. Many of the papers explore how different mechanisms compete and interact to control the evolution of grain size and petrofabrics. Contributors make use of combinations of laboratory experiments, field studies and computational methods, and several relate microstructural and mechanical evolution to large-scale tectonic processes observed in nature.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-338-9
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-338-7
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 354
Weight: 1.05 kg


Dedication to Martin Casey (1948–2008)

PRIOR, D. J., RUTTER, E. H. & TATHAM, D. J. Deformation mechanisms, rheology and tectonics: microstructures, mechanics and anisotropy: introduction

Lattice Preferred Orientations and Anisotropy

LLOYD, G. E., BUTLER, R.W. H., CASEY, M., TATHAM, D. J.& MAINPRICE, D. Constraints on the seismic properties of the middle and lower continental crust

DEMPSEY, E. D., PRIOR, D. J., MARIANI, E., TOY, V. G. & TATHAM, D. J. Mica-controlled anisotropy within mid-to-upper crustal mylonites: an EBSD study of mica fabrics in the Alpine Fault Zone, New Zealand

LLOYD, G. E., HALLIDAY, J. M., BUTLER, R. W. H., CASEY, M., KENDALL, J.-M., WOOKEY, J. & MAINPRICE, D. From crystal to crustal: petrofabric-derived seismic modelling of regional tectonics

DÍAZ-AZPIROZ, M., LLOYD, G. E. & FERNÁNDEZ, C. Deformation mechanisms of plagioclase and seismic anisotropy of the Acebuches metabasites (SW Iberian massif)

WATANABE, T., SHIRASUGI, Y., YANO, H. & MICHIBAYASHI, K. Seismic velocity in antigorite-bearing serpentinite mylonites

WALLIS, S. R., KOBAYASHI, H., NISHII, A., MIZUKAMI, T. & SETO, Y. Obliteration of olivine crystallographic preferred orientation patterns in subduction-related antigorite-bearing mantle peridotite: an example from the Higashi-Akaishi body, SW Japan

WASSMANN, S., STÖCKHERT, B. & TREPMANN, C. A. Dissolution precipitation creep versus crystalline plasticity in high-pressure metamorphic serpentinites

MORALES, L. F. G., MAINPRICE, D., LLOYD, G. E. & LAW, R. D. Crystal fabric development and slip systems in a quartz mylonite: an approach via transmission electron microscopy and viscoplastic self-consistent modelling

MAINPRICE, D., HIELSCHER, R. & SCHAEBEN, H. Calculating anisotropic physical properties from texture data using the MTEX open-source package

Microstructures, Mechanisms and Rheology

AUSTIN, N. J. The microstructural and rheological evolution of shear zones

SKEMER, P., SUNDBERG, M., HIRTH, G. & COOPER, R. Torsion experiments on coarse-grained dunite: implications for microstructural evolution when diffusion creep is suppressed

FARLA, R. J. M., GERALD, J. D. F., KOKKONEN, H., HALFPENNY, A., FAUL, U. H. & JACKSON, I. Slip-system and EBSD analysis on compressively deformed fine-grained polycrystalline olivine

HILDYARD, R. C., PRIOR, D. J.,MARIANI, E.& FAULKNER, D. R. Characterization of microstructures and interpretation of flow mechanisms in naturally deformed, fine-grained anhydrite by means of EBSD analysis

PEARCE, M. A. & WHEELER, J. Grain growth and the lifetime of diffusion creep deformation

HOBBS, B. E. & ORD, A. Microstructures in deforming–reactive systems

IACOPINI, D., FRASSI, C., CAROSI, R. & MONTOMOLI, C. Biases in three-dimensional vorticity analysis using porphyroclast system: limits and application to natural examples

BERTON, J. R., DURNEY, D. W.& WHEELER, J. Diffusion-creep modelling of fibrous pressure shadows II: influence of inclusion size and interface roughness

RUTTER, E. H., MECKLENBURGH, J. & BRODIE, K. H. Rock mechanics constraints on mid-crustal low-viscosity flow beneath Tibet



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