ErSE 217 Structural Geology

Background topics for Structural Geology, such as stress and strain, vectors and tensors, rheology, brittle and ductile deformation, fractures, fault mechanics, friction, Mohr’s circles, stable and unstable sliding, and faulting styles. Structural descriptions of joints, veins, intrusives, folding, linear and planar structures, and foliation, cleavage, and transposition. Large scale analysis of convergent, extensional and transform strike-slip systems, mountain building, and plate tectonics.




To have completed or be enrolled at least one ErSE or ERPE course at KAUST