overview

My research focuses on experimental rock mechanics, structural geology, ocean drilling sciences, and tectonophysics.

selected publications
Academic Articles65
  • Shen, X., Ding, J., Lordkipanidze, I., Arson, C., Chester, J. S., & Chester, F. M (2021). Fabric evolution and crack propagation in salt during consolidation and cyclic compression tests. Acta Geotechnica. 16(6), 1679-1697.
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  • Barbery, M. R., Chester, F. M., & Chester, J. S (2021). Characterizing the Distribution of Temperature and Normal Stress on Flash Heated Granite Surfaces at Seismic Slip Rates. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 126(5),
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  • Ding, J., Chester, F. M., & Chester, J. S (2021). Test of the Effective Stress Law for Semibrittle Deformation Using Isostatic and Triaxial Load Paths. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 126(5),
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  • Ding, J., Chester, F. M., Chester, J. S., Shen, X., & Arson, C (2021). Coupled Brittle and Viscous Micromechanisms Produce Semibrittle Flow, Grain‐Boundary Sliding, and Anelasticity in Salt‐Rock. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 126(2),
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  • Shen, X., Ding, J., Arson, C., Chester, J. S., & Chester, F. M. (2021). Micromechanical modeling for ratedependent behavior of salt rock under cyclic loading. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. 45(1), 28-44.
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Chapters9
  • Brodsky, E. E., Mori, J. J., Anderson, L., Chester, F. M., Conin, M., Dunham, E. M., ... Yang, T (2020). The State of Stress on the Fault Before, During, and After a Major Earthquake. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Science. ANNUAL REVIEW OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES, VOL 48, 2020. 49-74.
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  • Chester, F. M. (2014). Cataclastic to crystal-plastic transition in halite shear zones. Snoke, A. W., Tullis, J. A., & Todd, V. R. (Eds.), Fault-related Rocks A Photographic Atlas. 198-199. Princeton University Press.
  • Chester, F. M., & Evans, J. P. (2014). Micro-scale vein mineralization and porphyroclast development in low-grade cataclasites, San Gabriel fault, California, U.S.A.. Snoke, A. W., Tullis, J. A., & Todd, V. R. (Eds.), Fault-related Rocks A Photographic Atlas. 138-139. Princeton University Press.
  • Chester, F. M., & Logan, J. M. (2014). Shear band fabric in gouge, Punchbowl fault, California, U.S.A.. Snoke, A. W., Tullis, J. A., & Todd, V. R. (Eds.), Fault-related Rocks A Photographic Atlas. 68-69. Princeton University Press.
  • Chester, F. M., Mori, J., Eguchi, N., Toczko, S., & Expedition 343/343T Scientists (2013). Japan Trench Fast Drilling Project (JFAST). Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. Integrated Ocean Drilling Program.
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Conference Papers10
  • Xianda, S., Arson, C., Ding, J., Chester, F. M., & Chester, J. S. (2017). Experimental characterization of microstructure development for calculating fabric and stiffness tensors in salt rock. 51st US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2017. 3, 2101-2106.
  • Ding, J., Chester, F. M., Chester, J. S., Shen, X., & Arson, C. (2017). Microcrack network development in salt-rock during cyclic loading at low confining pressure. 51st US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2017. 2, 1082-1087.
  • Ding, J., Chester, F. M., Chester, J. S., Zhu, C., & Arson, C. (2016). Mechanical behavior and microstructure development in consolidation of nominally dry granular salt. 50th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2016. 4, 3350-3356.
  • Zhu, C., Pouya, A., Arson, C., Ding, J., Chester, F. M., & Chester, J. S (2016). Micro-mechanical analysis of salt creep tests with a joint-enriched Finite Element model. 50th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2016. 2, 1272-1281.
  • Saber, O., Chester, F. M., & Alvarado, J. L. (2015). New high-speed experiment capability for study of friction. 49th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2015. 3, 2043-2050.
chaired theses and dissertations
Email
chesterf@tamu.edu
First Name
Frederick
Last Name
Chester
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Geology; 3115 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3115
USA