ROCK MECHANICS DEFORMATION

MELTING

Technique

 
Volcanic rocks are melted at conditions of pressures of 1 bar to 2.5 kilobars and temperatures up to 1200°C in gas-pressurized vessels, to determine magma storage depths and reservoir conditions.
 


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