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Texas A&M University
Halbouty Rm 228
Department of Geology and Geophysics,
MS 3115,
College Station, Texas 77843

Dr. Judith Chester

Professor

Ph.D. Texas A&M University, 1992

Research Interests

  • Deformation and alteration reactions during faulting: importance to earthquake nucleation and rupture propagation in the continental crust
  • Mechanisms of creep compaction of reservoir rock
  • Mechanics of fold-fault interaction in anisotropic rock

Projects

  • Geologic Constraints on the Physics of Earthquake Rapture
  • Collaborative Research: Structural-Petrologic Characterization of the San Andreas Fault Zone in the SAFOD Drill Holes
  • Fracture In Layered Rock Under Mixed Tensile and Compressive Stress States

Selected Publications

  • Chester, J. S., Chester, F. M., Kronenberg, A. K., Fracture surface energy of the Punchbowl Fault, San Andreas system, Nature, 437, 133-135, 2005. pdf
  • Karner, S. L., Chester, F. M., Chester, J. S., Towards a unified constitutive relation to describe granular deformation, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 237, 940-950, 2005. pdf
  • Karner, S. L., Chester, J. S., Chester, F. M., Kronenberg, A. K., Hajash, A., Laboratory deformation of granular quartz sand: Implications for the burial of clastic rocks, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 89, 603-625, 2005. pdf
  • Almeida, R., Chester, J., Chester, F., Waller, T. J., and Kirschner, D., Lithology and structure of SAFOD Phase I core samples, EOS Trans. AGU, T21A-0454, 86(52), 2005.
  • Chester, J. S., Kitajima, H., Shimamoto, T., and Chester, F. M., Dynamic weakening of ultracataclasite during rotary shear at seismic slip rates, EOS Trans. AGU, T21B-0472, 86(52), 2005.
  • Chester, J. S., Kitajima, H., Shimamoto, T., and Chester, F. M., Dynamic weakening of ultracataclasite during rotary shear at seismic slip rates, EOS Trans. AGU, T21B-0472, 86(52), 2005.
  • Kirschner, D.L., Evans, J., Chester, J., Chester, F., Solum, J., Moore, D., Elemental and stable isotope chemistry of cuttings and core samples from SAFOD drill hole, EOS Trans. AGU, T21A-0452, 86(52), 2005.
  • Kitajima, H., Chester, J. S., Shimamoto, T., and Chester, F. M., Friction strength of Punchbowl Fault ultracataclasite at seismic slip rates, Proceedings and Abstracts SCEC Annual Meeting, Vol. XV, p. 140, 2005.
 
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