Laboratory observation of slow movements in rocks

L. B. Zuev, S. A. Barannikova, V. M. Zhigalkin, M. V. Nadezhkin

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It is established that the development of a localized plastic strain during compression of samples of rocks (sylvinite, marble, and sandstone) deformed by different micromechanisms has an autowave character. It is shown that the velocity of propagation of autowaves arising in the samples under compression is 10 -5 to 10 -4 m/s (0.3 to 3.0 km/g) and is close to the velocity of slow waves observed in the Earth's crust after earthquakes or rockbursts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-470
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2012


  • autowaves
  • localized plastic flow
  • rocks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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