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The mechanics of stick-slip

Tectonophysics

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Abstract

Physical mechanisms that have been proposed to explain the occurrence of stick-slip motion during frictional sliding have been examined in the light of results obtained from experiments with rocks and brittle minerals. An instability caused by sudden brittle fracture of locked regions on surfaces in contact is the most likely explanation for stick-slip during dry frictional sliding of brittle rocks at room temperature. Areas requiring further study and the uncertainties in applying the results of laboratory experiments to earthquake studies are emphasized. ?? 1970.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The mechanics of stick-slip
Series title:
Tectonophysics
Volume
9
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1970
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
475
Last page:
486
Number of Pages:
12