Table 2.

Ductile deformation parameters assumed in the construction of the yield-strength envelopes

Ductile deformation parameters (dislocation creep)
Rock/mineralA (MPan s−1)nQ (kJ mol−1)Source
Quartzite (wet)1.1×10−44223Burov & Watts (2006)
Diorite (wet)3.8×10−22.4219Carter & Tsenn (1987)
Felsic granulite8×10−33.1243Wilks & Carter (1990)
Mafic granulite1.4×1044.2445Wilks & Carter (1990)
Diabase (dry)84.7485Burov & Watts (2006)
Olivine (wet)4174.48498Burov & Watts (2006)
Olivine (dry)4.85×1043.5535Burov & Watts (2006)
Antigorite2.82×10−153.88.9Hilairet et al. (2007)
  • A, the power-law stress constant; n, the power-law exponent; Q, the activation energy.