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Research Interests

Inelastic behavior and failure of geomaterials, particularly deformation instabilities in brittle rocks and granular media, including their interactions with pore fluids, with applications to fault instability, quantification of energy radiation from earthquakes and environment- and resource-related geomechanics.

Education/Academic qualification

Solid Mechanics, PhD, Brown University

… → 1977

Solid Mechanics, ScM, Brown University

… → 1974

Engineering Mechanics, ScB, Brown University

… → 1973

Research interests

  • Deformation with pore fluid diffusion
  • Geomaterials
  • Inelastic behavior and failure of solids

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Research Output

Dynamics anisotropy in a porous solid with aligned slit fractures

Song, Y., Rudnicki, J. W., Hu, H. & Han, B., Apr 2020, In : Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 137, 103865.

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    Failure characteristics of two porous sandstones subjected to true triaxial stresses: Applied through a novel loading path

    Ma, X., Rudnicki, J. W. & Haimson, B. C., Apr 1 2017, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 122, 4, p. 2525-2540 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 21 Scopus citations