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rock mechanics

1. n. [Geophysics]
The study of the physical characteristics and behavior of rock. Rock mechanics can include analysis of and relationships between properties such as velocity, density, porosity, permeability, shear strength, and bending and crushing behavior, as well as the greater geological context of forces that deform strata and produce geological structures.