OLIVINE SHEAR STRENGTH AT HIGH PRESSURE AND ROOM TEMPERATURE

The shear strength of olivine (forsterite) varies from 1.77 kb at 5.5 kb coafining pressure to 15.2 kb at 50 kb confining pressure in room temperature shearing tests at strain rates from 1/sec to 10.3/sec. Extreme grain granulation, increased undulatory extinction, diffuse X-ray patterns and refractive index reductions up to 0.030 are found in sheared pellets. Extreme microfracturing and absence of recrystalization or gliding indicate predominantly brittle behavior.

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    Geological Society of America

    3300 Penrose Place
    Boulder, CO  USA  80301
  • Authors:
    • Riecker, R E
    • Seifert, K E
  • Publication Date: 1964-6

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  • Accession Number: 00084098
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM