Structural Geology - Spring 2017   Reading: Van der Pluijm and Marshak
               
  DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS Unit Section
S 6 W 1   Introduction 1 Introduction; Classification of Geologic Structures
e 8 F 2   Primary Structures andContacts 1 Sedimentary Structures; Casually readthe rest of the Unit
p 11 M 3   Lab-Folding lines 1: Depth and thickness   †††††††††† but, can skip the salt structure parts if you like.
t 13 W 4   Fractures: Intro;Faults 1 5 Introduction
e 15 F 5   Faults 2: Slip vs. separation 5 Fault Geometries And Displacement + Crowell
m 18 M 6   Lab: Stereonets, Intro.   L&L: Casually: p.2-11; Carefully: 12-21.
b 20 W 7   Faults 3: Recognition of faults 5 Fault Systems; Fault Surfaces; Fault rocks
e 22 F 8   Lab: Fault slip/separation on maps    
r 25 M 9   Folds: Introduction 8 Introduction
  27 W 10   Folds 2: classification and specification 8 Anatomy...; Fold Classification; Fold Systems
  29 F 11   Folds 3: classification and specification    
O 2 M 12   Folds: Superimposed folding 8 Superposed Folding
c 4 W 13   Joints; Joint and Fault Surfaces 4 Introduction; Surface FeaturesÖ; Joint Arrays; Joint Terminations
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o KINEMATIC ANALYSIS    
b 6 F 14   STRAIN, 'Measures of strain 6 Introduction; Deformation and Strain; Strain Quantities
e 9 M     Holiday - Columbus Day    
r 10 Tu 15   The strain ellipsoid 6 Homogeneous strain and the strain ellipse
  11 W 16   Strain states, strain diagrams 6 Strain States; Representation of Strain
  13 F     Exam 1    
  16 M 17   Finite and infinitesimal strain; Pure/Simple shear 6 Strain path; Coaxial and Non-coaxial strain; Superimposed Strain
  18 W 18   The Strain Equations    
  20 F 19   Forces, tractions, Stress on a plane 2 Introduction; Mechanics; Stress-2d stress
  23 M 20   Lab: solving dipping fault problems    
  25 W 21   Classical Fold mechanisms (1) 8 Mechanics of folding
  27 F 22   Toward a "realistic" fold model - Buckling 8 Kinematics of folding
  30 M 23   Homogeneous strain    
N 1 W 24   Fabrics & folding 9 Introduction; Fabric terminology; Foliations
o 3 F 25   Field Trip Intro - Complete Fabrics and folding    
v 6 M 26   Linear Fabric, Transposition 9 Lineations
e 8 W     Deformation mechanisms (1) 7 Crystal defects to Mechanism Maps
m 10 F 27   Crystal Defects, Def. mechanisms (2) 7 Crystal defects to Mechanism Maps
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e DYNAMIC ANALYSIS    
r 1 M 28   Stress at a point; the state of stress 2 Stress
  15 W 29   Exam 2    
  17 F 30   Stress equations, Mohr's circle for stress 2 Mohr Diagram for stress; Stress States
  20 M     Thanksgiving Break  
  22 W     "    
  24 F     "    
  27 M 31   Deviatoric and non-deviatoric stress 2 Isotropic and non-isotropic stress
  29 W 32   Conditions for failure in rocks (2) 3 Formation of shear fractures, Frictional sliding; Limiting stresses
D 1 F 33   Pore pressure and failure in rocks 3 Role of fluids
e 4 M 34   Stress and strain: Anderson's theory 3 Stress And Fault Types: Andersonís Theory
c 6 W 35   Shear zones & brittle ductile behavior. 9 Shear zones
  8 F 36   Material properties, stress&strain 3 Elasticity
  11 M 37   Global Tectonics 11 Plate Tectonics
          Final Examination: Scheduled