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6.1: Geological Stresses

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compression

compression

Stresses that push toward each other, causing a decrease in the space a rock takes up.
confining stress

confining stress

Stress from the weight of material above a buried object; reduces volume.
deformation

deformation

Strain. The change of shape that a rock undergoes whe it has been altered by stresses.
elastic deformation

elastic deformation

Strain that alters the shape of a rock but that is not permanent.
plastic deformation

plastic deformation

Strain in which the rock deforms but does not return to its original shape when the strain is removed.
shear

shear

Parallel stresses that move past each other in opposite directions.
strain

strain

Deformation in a rock because of a stress that exceeds the rock's internal strength.
stress

stress

Force per unit area in a rock.
tension

tension

Stresses that pull material in opposite directions.
fracture

fracture

A break in rock caused by stresses, with or without movement of material.

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