Academic Catalog

GEOE533 MICROTECTONICS

Course Code: 5640533
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Geological Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ERDN BOZKURT
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Tectonic fabric. Deformation and strain. Strain-induced mineral growth in deformed rocks. Deformation of some rock-forming minerals and related microstructures. Shear zones and related deformation. Determination of shear sense in thin sections of oriented samples. Microcraks and their analyses using oriented samples. Reconstruction of the structure and metamorphic history of a volume of rock.