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Stereographic Projection Techniques for Geologists and Civil Engineers

Stereographic Projection Techniques for Geologists and Civil Engineers

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  • Date Published: May 2004
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521535823

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  • An essential tool in the fields of structural geology and geotechnics, stereographic projection allows three-dimensional orientation data to be represented and manipulated. This revised edition presents a basic introduction to the subject with examples, illustrations and exercises that encourage the student to visualize the problems in three dimensions. It will provide students of geology, rock mechanics, and geotechnical and civil engineering with an indispensable guide to the analysis and interpretation of field orientation data. Links to useful web resources and software programs are also provided. First Edition published by Butterworth-Heinemann (1996): 0-750-62450-7

    • Contains many carefully drafted diagrams designed to aid the visualisation of three-dimensional problems
    • Divided into short sections making it easy to locate and study a particular technique
    • Contains links to useful Web resources and software
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    "Lisle and Leshon have written a fine and comprehensive introduction to a difficult topic. The visualization of three-dimensional structures and orientations of planes and lines within those structures is well described and the book is well worth its modest price." Richard E. Jackson, INTERA Inc.

    "This is an excellent introduction to an important subject." Computers and Geosciences

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: May 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521535823
    • length: 124 pages
    • dimensions: 280 x 210 x 7 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • contains: 257 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    1. Geological structures of planar type
    2. Measuring and recording the orientation of planar structures
    3. Geological structures of linear type
    4. Measuring and recording the orientation of lines
    5. Why do we need projections?
    6. Idea of stereographic projection
    7. Approximate method of plotting lines and planes
    8. Exercises 1
    9. The stereographic net
    10. Precise method of plotting planes. Great circles and poles
    11. Precise methods for plotting lines 1. Where the plunge of the line is known
    12. Precise methods for plotting lines 2. Where the line is known from its pitch
    13. The intersection of two planes
    14. Plane containing two lines
    15. Apparent dip
    16. The angle between two lines
    17. The angle between two planes
    18. The plane that bisects the angle between two planes
    19. Projecting a line onto a plane
    20. Stereographic and equal-area projections
    21. The polar net
    22. Analysing folds 1. Cylindricity and plunge of axis
    23. Analysing folds 2. Inter-limb angle and axial surface
    24. Analysing folds 3. Style of folding
    25. Analysing folds 4. The orientation of folds
    26. Folds and cleavage
    27. Analysing folds with cleavage
    28. Faults 1. Calculating net slip
    29. Faults 2. Estimating stress directions
    30. Cones/small circles
    31. Plotting a cone
    32. Rotations about a horizontal axis
    33. Example of rotation about a horizontal axis. Restoration of tilt of beds
    34. Example of rotation. Restoring palaeocurrents
    35. Rotation about an inclined axis
    36. Example of rotation about an inclined axis. Borehole data
    37. Density contouring on stereograms
    38. Superposed folding 1
    39. Superposed folding 2. Sub-area concept
    40. Example of analysis of folds. Bristol area
    41. Geometrical analysis of folds. Examples from SW England
    42. Example of analysis of jointing. Glamorgan coast
    43. Geotechnical applications. Rock slope stability
    44. Assessing plane failure. Frictional resistance
    45. Assessing plane failure. Daylighting
    46. Assessing wedge failure
    47. Exercises 2
    48. Solutions to exercises
    Appendices
    Availability of computer programs for plotting stereograms
    Further reading
    Index.

  • Authors

    Richard J. Lisle, Cardiff University

    Peter R. Leyshon, University of Glamorgan

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