James Harris

Department of Geology

Millsaps College

Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects

Activity

Fracturing Demonstration using a Hydraulic Press part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Activities
This demonstration supplements investigation of the physical process of brittle deformation. A hydraulic press is used to fracture a core of the Yazoo Clay (Upper Eocene Jackson Group) of central Mississippi. The demonstration simulates a uniaxial compression test and allows students to measure shear plane orientations and determine the Coulomb coefficient for low-confining stress fracture experiments. -


Events and Communities

Teaching Structural Geology Participants: Presenter

Visualizing Seismic Waves for Teaching and Research Participants