Friday Harbor Labs
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
The Mohr stress circle: Determining stress and stress states part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
The goal of this exercise is to reinforce concepts discussed in lecture on the topic of stress and give students a hands on intuition of the relationships between the principal stresses, the normal and shear stresses, and the interaction of these quantaties on planes of varying orientation. The Mohr circle provides a graphical construction of stress equations and their systematic variation which is both practical and intuitive.
Structure contours, vertical cross-sections, three-point problems and applications part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
This exercise makes use of geologic maps, structure contour and cross-section problems, and three-point calculations to help students conceptualize three-dimensional spatial relationships of geologic structures, with applications to structural geology.
Structural Geology part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Courses
The prime purpose of this course is to improve your understanding of the deformation of the Earth's lithosphere, which is the focus of the study of structural geology. In my view, a first course in structural geology should emphasize on the three-dimensional nature of structural features, how these features fit into tectonic associations, and the basic kinematic and mechanical development of such features. To develop this type of integration throughout the semester, the lecture and laboratory aspects of this course will be heavily integrated. This course will, therefore, consist of a moment-to-moment mix of lecture, in-class group exercises, and discussion. I will routinely show images throughout my lectures of geologic features, maps, cross-sections to supplement the presentation of course concepts, and to foster group discussion of the material covered in the textbook.