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My research focuses on the deformation and alteration reactions during faulting, the importance to earthquake nucleation and rupture propagation in the continental crust, mechanisms of creep compaction of reservoir rock, and the mechanics of fold-fault interaction in anisotropic rock.

selected publications
Academic Articles33
  • 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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Books1
  • Tuttle, M. T., Chester, J. S., Lafferty, R., Dyer-Williams, K., & Cande, B (1999). Paleoseismology study northwest of the New Madrid seismic zone. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Chapters1
  • Chester, F. M., Chester, J. S., Kirschner, D. L., Schulz, S. E., & Evans, J. P. (2004). Structure of large-displacement, strike-slip fault zones in the brittle continental crust. Karner, G. D., Taylor, B., Driscoll, N. W., & Kohlstedt, D. L. (Eds.), Rheology and Deformation of the Lithosphere at Continental Margins. 223-260. Columbia University Press.
Conference Papers7
  • 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.
  • Gibson, R. L., Efendiev, Y., Chester, J., & Cho, Y. (2017). Multiscale Seismic Models of Complex Fracture Networks. Proceedings of the 5th Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference.
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  • 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.
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Email
chesterj@geos.tamu.edu
First Name
Judith
Last Name
Chester
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Geology; 3115 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3115
USA