Considerable geophysical interest has focused on the mechanical properties of the orthorhombic mineral olivine, because continental drift is controlled by the high-temperature creep of olivine-rich rocks deep in the earth. The paper reports on single crystal, steady-state creep experiments, conducted at room pressure and 1300-1650 degree C, which combine with previously reported high-pressure deformation experiments to form a consistent picture of the creep properties of olivine over the differential stress range 50-15,000 bars and the temperature interval 725-1650 degree C.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1976|
|Event||Int Conf on Mech Behav of Mater, 2nd, Proc - Boston, Mass|
Duration: Aug 16 1976 → Aug 20 1976
|Other||Int Conf on Mech Behav of Mater, 2nd, Proc|
|Period||8/16/76 → 8/20/76|