We simulate the lithification process in the laboratory by consolidating mixtures of halite and shale powders with halite-saturated brine. We quantify lithification by: (1) direct measurement of cohesion, and (2) measuring the porosity reduction of lithified samples compared to powders. We then compare the frictional properties of our lithified samples with powdered samples over a range of halite-shale proportions to systematically investigate the relationship between lithification and frictional slip behavior.
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- Ikari, MJ (2020): Rate- and state-dependent friction parameters. https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.916079
- Ikari, MJ (2020): Summary of experimental results. https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.916081