rock creep

rock creep

[′räk ‚krēp]
(geology)
A form of slow flowage in rock materials evident in the downhill bending of layers of bedded or foliated rock and in the slow downslope migration of large blocks of rock away from their parent outcrop.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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However, during the study on the stress sensitivity of tight gas reservoir, the deformation of rock framework cannot complete in such a short time (about 30 minutes) was found in many rock creep experiments.
and Ronald, Y.M.: 2013, Rock creep modeling based on discontinuous deformation analysis.
And then, this model has been improved by Zhang and Hou [16] with consideration of the rock creep deformation.
Chen, "A new rock creep model based on variable-order fractional derivatives and continuum damage mechanics," Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, vol.
Some scholars have carried out compression experiments on the different stress conditions of frozen rock and established a theoretical model of low-temperature rock creep, which accurately reflects the creep properties of frozen rock [6-10].
The left abutment of Longtan Hydropower Station exhibits typical toppling rock creep. The total volume of the deformable body is approximately 11.90 million [m.sup.3].
He doubles as the director of the Financial Services Authority who let Northern Rock creep up on us without reading the Geordie bank's tell-tale interim report.
Thrillseeker sees a rare moment of rock creep in but it's banished by the instant pop energy of National Express and Here Comes the Flood.
According to literature, currently, a few studies have been reported on the dynamic mechanical characteristics of rock creep disturbance, and the experimental equipment needed for this type of study is limited.
In order to describe thermomechanical behavior of rock, rock creep models with thermomechanical coupling effects were proposed based on the traditional linear creep models [6-8].
Wang, "Mass rock creep and landsliding on the Huangtupo slope in the reservoir area of the Three Gorges Project, Yangtze River, China," Engineering Geology, vol.
Huge currents of rock creep through the mantle at a slow but undeniable pace as part of the convection process that drives the motion of the plates (SN: 8/16/86, p.