publication . Article . 2016

ON DISCRETE STRUCTURE OF GEOLOGIC MEDIUM AND CONTINUAL APPROACH TO MODELING ITS MOVEMENTS

Sh. A. Mukhamediev;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2016 Journal: Geodinamika i Tektonofizika (issn: 2078-502X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Institute of the Earth's crust, Siberian Branch of RAS
Abstract
This paper discusses the structure of a geologic medium represented by accessible lithified rocks and provides an overview of methods used to describe its movements. Two basic opinions are considered in the framework of the discussion: (1) an initially homogeneous and continuous geologic medium acquires the structure composed of blocks in the process of the geologic medium’s deformation/destruction/degradation, and (2) a geologic medium is composed of blocks (and often has hierarchic, active, energy-saturated features), and the continuity model is thus not valid for describing the geologic medium’s deformation. Proponents of the first point of view actively appl...
Subjects
free text keywords: geologic medium, block structure, continuity, stress, deformation, fracture, conservation laws, Science, Q
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