Jan 25, 2021  
2010-2011 Catalog 
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOL 449 - Geomechanics

This tutorial will review applications of continuum physics to geological problems. Fundamental topics may include: a review of elementary mechanics, mathematical descriptions of stress, strain, elasticity, buoyancy and the flow of viscous materials. Geoscience applications may include: faulting, flexure, landslides, propagation of seismic waves, flow of glaciers, debris flows, lava flows, isostatic rebound. The exact curriculum will be decided by partitpants. The tutorial format requires active participation and discussion by all students. Offered alternate years.

Prerequisites & Notes:
PHYS 121; GEOL 314 or GEOL 318; GEOL 352 recommended

Credits: 3
Grade Mode: L

Sciences and Technology

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