Academic Appointments


  • Emeritus (Active) Professor, Geological Sciences

Administrative Appointments


  • Professor (Research), Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University (1997 - Present)
  • Associate Professor (Research), Dept. of Applied Earth Sciences & Dept. of Geol. & Env. Sciences, Stanford University (1991 - 1997)
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University (1987 - 1991)
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University (1982 - 1987)
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University (1980 - 1981)
  • Assistant Professor, Geology Dept., Istanbul Technical University, Turkey (1978 - 1980)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Hawaii, Manoa. (2001 - 2001)
  • Visiting Scientist and Visiting Professor, Dept. of Applied Earth Sciences and Dept. of Geophysics,, Stanford University (1988 - 1988)
  • Visiting Scientist, Applied Mathematics Department, Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Israel (1980 - 1980)

Honors & Awards


  • Fellow, Geological Society of America (2000)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Workshop, "Rock fracture and fractured reservoirs", Ankara, Turkey., Turkish Petroleum Corporation (2012 - 2012)
  • Workshop, "Rock fracture and its application to subsurface fluid flow and earthquakes", Cholalongkorn University, Thailand (2012 - 2012)
  • Session organizer and co-chair, American Geophysical Union (2011 - 2011)
  • Invited speaker, San Jose State University Geology Club (2009 - 2009)
  • Invited speaker, American Geophysical Union (2006 - 2009)
  • Invited speaker, North Rio Grande Federal University, Brazil (2005 - 2005)
  • Co-organizer and co-chair, GSA Annual meeting session on "Fracturing and faulting of clastic rocks...", Geological Society of America (2005 - 2005)
  • Session organizer and co-chair, AAPG Convention, April 19-21, Dallas, TX, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2004 - 2004)
  • Member, Scientific Committe, Ankara, Turkey, International Conference on the North Anatolian Fault, East Anatolian Fault, and Dead Sea Fault Systems, Ankara, Turkey (2003 - 2003)
  • Member, Scientific Committee, Geological Modeling 2004 International Meeting, GeoMod2004 (2003 - 2004)
  • Session chair, European Association of Geologists and Engineers, International Meeting on Fault and Top Seals, Montpellier, France, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (2003 - 2003)
  • Representative, The Engineering Geology Program, Association of Engineering Geology, Bay Area Chapter (2002 - 2004)
  • Invited speaker, Conference on Rock Deformation, Gordon Research Conference on Rock Deformation, Ciocco, Italy (2002 - 2002)
  • Member, Graduate Admission Committe, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences., Stanford University (2001 - 2003)
  • Invited speaker, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA., Society of Petroleum Engineers (2001 - 2001)
  • Invited speaker, University of Hawaii, Manoa, HI (2001 - 2001)
  • Invited speaker, Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey (2001 - 2001)
  • Technical session co-organizer and co-chair, AGU Annual Meet., San Francisco, CA., American Geophysical Union (2001 - 2001)
  • Invited speaker, Fractured Reservoir Symposium, Conoco Inc., Houston, TX (2000 - 2000)
  • Lecturer, Hydrocarbon Migration and Flow Workshop, Japan National Oil Company (JNOC), Chiba, Japan (2000 - 2000)
  • Invited speaker, Dia Consulting & Fukada Geological Institute, Tokyo, Japan (2000 - 2000)
  • Invited presenter, Apex Petroleum, Denver, CO (2000 - 2000)
  • Invited speaker, Israel Geological Survey, Jerusalem, Israel (2000 - 2000)
  • Director, Shale Smear Project (Industrial Affiliates Program), Stanford University (1996 - 2002)
  • Co-Director, Rock Fracture Project, (Industrial Affiliates Program), Stanford University (1991 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., Stanford University, Geology (1978)
  • M.S., Stanford University, Geology (1974)
  • B.S., Technical University of Istanbul, Geological Engineering (1968)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Research
I am interested in the formation, geometric patterns, and fluid flow properties of fractures and faults in a broad range of scales. My students and I are involved in projects that require both a strong field component and modeling. The field component is similar to a detective's work, which aims to establish temporal and spatial relationships among various elements of a structure. The modeling component is like the moral of the story, enabling one to see through the rationale and use it for guidance in the future.

Teaching
I teach one lecture course, Faults, Fractures, and Fluid Flow, taken by graduate students in GES, Geophysics, ERE, and Civil and Environmental Engineering, and occasionally one seminar course taken primarily by my graduate students.

Professional Activities
Fellow, Geological Society of America; Member, American Geophysical Union and American Association of Petroleum Geologists; co-director, Stanford Rock Fracture Project (1991-present)

2014-15 Courses


Journal Articles


  • Permeability characterization of natural compaction bands using core flooding experiments and 3D image-based analysis: Comparing and contrasting the results from two different methods American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin Deng, S., Zuo, L., Aydin, A., Dvorkin, J., Mukerji, T. 2015; 99 (1): 27-49
  • Permeability of a fault zone crosscutting a sequence of sandstones and shales and its influence on hydraulic head distribution in the Chatsworth Formation, California, USA Hydrogeology Journal Cilona, A., Aydin, A., Johnson, N. M. 2015
  • The relationship between normal and strike-slip faults in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, and its implications for stress rotation and partitioning of deformation in the east-central Basin and Range JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Aydin, A., de Joussineau, G. 2014; 63: 12-26
  • Failure modes of shale and their implications for natural and man-made fracture assemblages American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin Aydin, A. 2014; 98: 2391-2409
  • Is there a link between faulting and magmatism in the south-central Aegean Sea? GEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE Kokkalas, S., Aydin, A. 2013; 150 (2): 193-224
  • Distribution of compaction bands in 3D in an aeolian sandstone: The role of cross-bed orientation TECTONOPHYSICS Deng, S., Aydin, A. 2012; 574: 204-218
  • Spatial Statistical Properties of Pressure Solution Seams in Clastic Rocks in Southwest Ireland MATHEMATICAL GEOSCIENCES Nenna, F., Zhou, X., Aydin, A. 2012; 44 (5): 595-617
  • Mechanics of the formation of orthogonal sets of solution seams, and solution seams and veins and parallel solution seams and veins TECTONOPHYSICS Zhou, X., Aydin, A. 2012; 532: 242-257
  • Growth processes, dimensional parameters and scaling relationships of two conjugate sets of compactive shear bands in porous carbonate grainstones, Favignana Island, Italy JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Tondi, E., Cilona, A., Agosta, F., Aydin, A., Rustichelli, A., Renda, P., Giunta, G. 2012; 37: 53-64
  • The role of pressure solution seam and joint assemblages in the formation of strike-slip and thrust faults in a compressive tectonic setting; The Variscan of south-western Ireland JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Nenna, F., Aydin, A. 2011; 33 (11): 1595-1610
  • From outcrop to flow simulation: Constructing discrete fracture models from a LIDAR survey AAPG BULLETIN Wilson, C. E., Aydin, A., Karimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J., Sagy, A., Brodsky, E. E., Kreylos, O., Kellogg, L. H. 2011; 95 (11): 1883-1905
  • Use of outcrop observations, geostatistical analysis, and flow simulation to investigate structural controls on secondary hydrocarbon migration in the Anacacho Limestone, Uvalde, Texas AAPG BULLETIN Wilson, C. E., Aydin, A., Durlofsky, L. J., Boucher, A., Brownlow, D. T. 2011; 95 (7): 1181-1206
  • The formation and growth of pressure solution seams in clastic rocks: A field and analytical study JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Nenna, F., Aydin, A. 2011; 33 (4): 633-643
  • Mechanics of pressure solution seam growth and evolution JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Zhou, X., Aydin, A. 2010; 115
  • Analysis of the growth of strike-slip faults using effective medium theory JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Aydin, A., Berryman, J. G. 2010; 32 (11): 1629-1642
  • Quasi-static analysis of elastic behavior for some systems having higher fracture densities INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL AND ANALYTICAL METHODS IN GEOMECHANICS Berryman, J. G., Aydin, A. 2010; 34 (16): 1687-1724

    View details for DOI 10.1002/nag.874

    View details for Web of Science ID 000284173700002

  • Oblique normal faulting along the northern edge of the Majella Anticline, central Italy Inferences on hydrocarbon migration and accumulation JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Agosta, F., Alessandroni, M., Tondi, E., Aydin, A. 2010; 32 (9): 1317-1333
  • Deformation along the leading edge of the Maiella thrust sheet in central Italy JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Aydin, A., Antonellini, M., Tondi, E., Agosta, F. 2010; 32 (9): 1291-1304
  • Bed-parallel compaction bands in aeolian sandstone: Their identification, characterization and implications TECTONOPHYSICS Aydin, A., Ahmadov, R. 2009; 479 (3-4): 277-284
  • Segmentation along Strike-Slip Faults Revisited PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS de Joussineau, G., Aydin, A. 2009; 166 (10-11): 1575-1594
  • Oblique normal faulting along the northern edge of the Majella Anticline, central Italy: Inferences on hydrocarbon migration and accumulation JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Agosta, F., Alessandroni, M., Tondi, E., Aydin, A. 2009; 31 (7): 674-690
  • Ontology of Fractures Journal of Structural Geology Zhong, J., Aydin, A., McGuinnes, D. I. 2009; 31: 251-259
  • Failure modes in deep-water carbonates and their impact for fault development: Majella Mountain, Central Apennines, Italy MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY Antonellini, M., Tondi, E., Agosta, F., Aydin, A., Cello, G. 2008; 25 (10): 1074-1096
  • Geochemical traces of CO2-rich fluid flow along normal faults in central Italy GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL Agosta, F., Mulch, A., Chamberlain, P., Aydin, A. 2008; 174 (2): 758-770
  • The origin of oriented lakes in the Andean foreland, Parque Nacional Torres del Paine (Chilean Patagonia) GEOMORPHOLOGY Gonzales, J., Aydin, A. 2008; 97 (3-4): 502-515
  • Structural characterization of deep-water deposits in a foreland basin, Silla Syncline (Chilean Patagonia), with applications to depositional processes JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Gonzales, J., Aydin, A. 2008; 30 (9): 1095-1108
  • The evolution of the damage zone with fault growth in sandstone and its multiscale characteristics JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH de Joussineau, G., Aydin, A. 2007; 112 (B12)
  • Permeability upscaling of fault zones in the Aztec Sandstone, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, with a focus on slip surfaces and slip bands HYDROGEOLOGY JOURNAL Ahmadov, R., Aydin, A., Karimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J. 2007; 15 (7): 1239-1250
  • Physical properties of carbonate fault rocks, fucino basin (Central Italy): implications for fault seal in platform carbonates GEOFLUIDS Agosta, F., Prasad, M., Aydin, A. 2007; 7 (1): 19-32
  • Characterization of strike-slip fault - Splay relationships in sandstone JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY de Joussineau, G., Mutlu, O., Aydin, A., Pollard, D. D. 2007; 29 (11): 1831-1842
  • Evolution of fracture and fault-controlled fluid pathways in carbonates of the Albanides fold-thrust belt AAPG BULLETIN Wall, B. R., Girbacea, R., Mesonjesi, A., Aydin, A. 2006; 90 (8): 1227-1249

    View details for DOI 10.1306/0328060014

    View details for Web of Science ID 000239639900005

  • Architecture and deformation mechanism of a basin-bounding normal fault in Mesozoic platform carbonates, central Italy JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Agosta, F., Aydin, A. 2006; 28 (8): 1445-1467
  • Using an elastic dislocation model to investigate static Coulomb stress change scenarios for earthquake ruptures in the eastern Marmara Sea region, Turkey Geological Society, London, Special Publication Muller, J. R., Aydin, A., Wright, T. J. 2006; 253 (1): 397-414
  • Geological and mathematical framework for failure modes in granular rock JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Aydin, A., Borja, R. I., Eichhubl, P. 2006; 28 (1): 83-98
  • The role of deformation bands, stylolites and sheared stylolites in fault development in carbonate grainstones of Majella Mountain, Italy JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Tondi, E., Antonellini, M., Aydin, A., Marchegiani, L., Cello, G. 2006; 28 (3): 376-391
  • Failure modes of the lineaments on Jupiter's moon, Europa: Implications for the evolution of its icy crust JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Aydin, A. 2006; 28 (12): 2222-2236
  • Structure, petrophysics, and diagenesis of shale entrained along a normal fault at Black Diamond Mines, California - Implications for fault seal AAPG BULLETIN Eichhubl, P., D'Onfro, P. S., Aydin, A., Waters, A., McCarty, D. K. 2005; 89 (9): 1113-1137
  • Fault and fracture systems in a fold and thrust belt: An example from Bolivia AAPG BULLETIN Florez-Nino, J. M., Aydin, A., Mavko, G., Antonellini, M., Ayaviri, A. 2005; 89 (4): 471-493
  • Using mechanical modeling to constrain fault geometries proposed for the northern Marmara Sea JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Muller, J. R., Aydin, A. 2005; 110 (B3)
  • Structural evolution of fault zones in sandstone by multiple deformation mechanisms: Moab fault, southeast Utah GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN Davatzes, N. C., Eichhubl, P., Aydin, A. 2005; 117 (1-2): 135-148

    View details for DOI 10.1130/B25473.1

    View details for Web of Science ID 000226346000009

  • Paleo-fluid flow and deformation in the Aztec Sandstone at the Valley of Fire, Nevada - Evidence for the coupling of hydrogeologic, diagenetic, and tectonic processes GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN Eichhubl, P., Taylor, W. L., Pollard, D. D., Aydin, A. 2004; 116 (9-10): 1120-1136

    View details for DOI 10.1130/B25446.1

    View details for Web of Science ID 000223709600006

  • Upscaled models of flow and transport in faulted sandstone: boundary condition effects and explicit fracture modelling PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCE Flodin, E. A., Durlofsky, L. J., Aydin, A. 2004; 10 (2): 173-181
  • Geometry and kinematic evolution of Riedel shear structures, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Katz, Y., Weinberger, R., Aydin, A. 2004; 26 (3): 491-501
  • Faults with asymmetric damage zones in sandstone, Valley of Fire State Park, southern Nevada JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Flodin, E., Aydin, A. 2004; 26 (5): 983-988
  • Reply to the comments by G. Bertotti and V. Picotti on: "Uplift and contractional deformation along a segmented strike-slip fault system: the Gargano Promontory, southern Italy" JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Brankman, C. M., Aydin, A. 2004; 26 (12): 2327-2329
  • Uplift and contractional deformation along a segmented strike-slip fault system: the Gargano Promontory, southern Italy JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Brankman, C. M., Aydin, A. 2004; 26 (5): 807-824
  • The evolution of faults formed by shearing across joint zones in sandstone JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Myers, R., Aydin, A. 2004; 26 (5): 947-966
  • Evolution of a strike-slip fault network, Valley of Fire State Park, southern Nevada GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN Flodin, E. A., Aydin, A. 2004; 116 (1-2): 42-59

    View details for DOI 10.1130/B25282.1

    View details for Web of Science ID 000188249100004

  • Computational modeling of deformation bands in granular media. I. Geological and mathematical framework COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING Borja, R. I., Aydin, A. 2004; 193 (27-29): 2667-2698
  • The formation of conjugate normal fault systems in folded sandstone by sequential jointing and shearing, Waterpocket monocline, Utah JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Davatzes, N. C., Aydin, A. 2003; 108 (B10)
  • Petrophysical constraints on deformation styles in Aztec sandstone, Southern Nevada, USA PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS Flodin, E., Prasad, M., Aydin, A. 2003; 160 (9): 1589-1610
  • Investigating the transition between the 1967 Mudurnu Valley and 1999 Izmit earthquakes along the North Anatolian fault with static stress changes GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL Muller, J. R., Aydin, A., Maerten, F. 2003; 154 (2): 471-482
  • A new process-based methodology for analysis of shale smear along normal faults in the Niger Delta AAPG BULLETIN Koledoye, B. A., Aydin, A., May, E. 2003; 87 (3): 445-463
  • Overprinting faulting mechanisms during the development of multiple fault sets in sandstone, Chimney Rock fault array, Utah, USA TECTONOPHYSICS Davatzes, N. C., Aydin, A., Eichhubl, P. 2003; 363 (1-2): 1-18
  • Ductile opening-mode fracture by pore growth and coalescence during combustion alteration of siliceous mudstone JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Eichhubl, P., Aydin, A. 2003; 25 (1): 121-134
  • Overprinting faulting mechanisms in high porosity sandstones of SE Utah JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Davatzes, N. C., Aydin, A. 2003; 25 (11): 1795-1813
  • Formation and growth of normal faults in carbonates within a compressive environment GEOLOGY Graham, B., Antonellini, M., Aydin, A. 2003; 31 (1): 11-14
  • Dilation bands: A new form of localized failure in granular media GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Du Bernard, X., Eichhubl, P., Aydin, A. 2002; 29 (24)
  • Alteration and fracturing of siliceous mudstone during in situ combustion, Orcutt field, California JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Lore, J. S., Eichhubl, P., Aydin, A. 2002; 36 (3-4): 169-182
  • Fault structure and related basins of the North Aegean Sea and its surroundings TECTONICS Koukouvelas, I. K., Aydin, A. 2002; 21 (5)
  • Anatomy of a normal fault with shale smear: Implications for fault seal AAPG BULLETIN Aydin, A., Eyal, Y. 2002; 86 (8): 1367-1381
  • Computing permeability of fault zones in eolian sandstone from outcrop measurements AAPG BULLETIN Jourde, H., Flodin, E. A., Aydin, A., Durlofsky, L. J., Wen, X. H. 2002; 86 (7): 1187-1200
  • Surface ruptures of the 17 August and 12 November 1999 Izmit and Duzce earthquakes in northwestern Anatolia, Turkey: Their tectonic and kinematic significance and the associated damage BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Aydin, A., Kalafat, D. 2002; 92 (1): 95-106
  • Orthogonal cross joints: do they imply a regional stress rotation? JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Bai, T. X., Maerten, L., Gross, M. R., Aydin, A. 2002; 24 (1): 77-88
  • Concentration of shearing deformation related to changes in strike of monoclinal fold axes: the Waterpocket monocline, Utah JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Roznovsky, T. A., Aydin, A. 2001; 23 (10): 1567-1579
  • A deterministic methodology for prediction of fracture distribution in basaltic multiflows JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Lore, J., Aydin, A., Goodson, K. E. 2001; 106 (B4): 6447-6459
  • Opening-mode fracture in siliceous mudstone at high homologous temperature - Effect of surface forces GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Eichhubl, P., Aydin, A., Lore, J. 2001; 28 (7): 1299-1302
  • Viscoelastic thermal stress in cooling basalt flows JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Lore, J., Gao, H. J., Aydin, A. 2000; 105 (B10): 23695-23709
  • Three-dimensional visualization of normal fault segmentation and its implication for fault growth The Leading Edge Koledoye, B., Aydin, A., May, E. 2000; 19: 692-701
  • Joints at high angles to normal fault strike: an explanation using 3-D numerical models of fault-perturbed stress fields JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Kattenhorn, S. A., Aydin, A., Pollard, D. D. 2000; 22 (1): 1-23
  • Fluid flow in discrete joint sets: Field observations and numerical simulations JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Taylor, W. L., Pollard, D. D., Aydin, A. 1999; 104 (B12): 28983-29006
  • Interlayer slip and joint localization in the East Kaibab Monocline, Utah: field evidence and results from numerical modelling Geological Society, London, Special Publications Cooke, M. L., Mollema, P. N., Pollard, D. D., Aydin, A. 1999; 169 (1): 23-49
  • Fault-controlled hydrocarbon pathways in the Monterey Formation, California AAPG BULLETIN Dholakia, S. K., Aydin, A., Pollard, D. D., Zoback, M. D. 1998; 82 (8): 1551-1574
  • Deformation pattern around the conjoining strike-slip fault systems in the Basin and Range, southeast Nevada: The role of strike-slip faulting in basin formation and inversion TECTONICS Cakir, M., Aydin, A., Campagna, D. J. 1998; 17 (3): 344-359
  • Evidence for large-scale strike-slip faulting on Venus GEOLOGY Koenig, E., Aydin, A. 1998; 26 (6): 551-554
  • Simulation of Transient Well-Test Signatures for Geologically Realistic Faults in Sandstone Reservoirs SPE Journal Matthai, S. K., Aydin, A., Pollard, D. D., Roberts, S. 1998; 3 (1)

    View details for DOI 10.2118/38442-pa

  • Numerical simulation of departures from radial drawdown in a faulted sandstone reservoir with joints and deformation bands Geological Society, London, Special Publications Matthai, S. K., Aydin, A., Pollard, D. D., Roberts, S. G. 1998; 147 (1): 157-191
  • The relationship between faults and pressure solution seams in carbonate rocks and the implications for fluid flow Geological Society, London, Special Publications Peacock, D. P., Fisher, Q. J., Willemse, E. M., Aydin , A. 1998; 47 (1): 105-115
  • Nucleation and growth of strike-slip faults in limestones from Somerset, UK JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Willemse, E. J., Peacock, D. C., Aydin, A. 1997; 19 (12): 1461-1477
  • Mechanics of vein, fault and solution surface formation in the Appalachian Valley and Ridge, northeastern Tennessee, USA: Implications for fault friction, state of stress and fluid pressure JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Ohlmacher, G. C., Aydin, A. 1997; 19 (7): 927-944
  • Elastic stress relaxation: A mechanism for opposite sense of secondary faulting with respect to a major fault TECTONOPHYSICS Du, Y., Aydin, A. 1996; 257 (2-4): 175-188
  • Is the San Andreas big bend responsible for the Landers earthquake and the eastern California shear zone? GEOLOGY Du, Y. J., Aydin, A. 1996; 24 (3): 219-222
  • Three-dimensional analyses of slip distributions on normal fault arrays with consequences for fault scaling JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Willemse, E. J., Pollard, D. D., Aydin, A. 1996; 18 (2-3): 295-309
  • PROGRESSIVE DEFORMATION AND FRACTURE PATTERNS DURING FORELAND THRUSTING IN THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE Ohlmacher, G. C., Aydin, A. 1995; 295 (8): 943-987
  • SHEAR FRACTURE PATTERNS AND CONNECTIVITY AT GEOMETRIC COMPLEXITIES ALONG STRIKE-SLIP FAULTS JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Du, Y. J., Aydin, A. 1995; 100 (B9): 18093-18102
  • KINEMATICS AND TIMING OF TERTIARY EXTENSION IN THE WESTERN LAKE MEAD REGION, NEVADA - DISCUSSION GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN Cakir, M., Aydin, A. 1995; 107 (8): 987-990
  • BASIN GENESIS ASSOCIATED WITH STRIKE-SLIP FAULTING IN THE BASIN AND RANGE, SOUTHEASTERN NEVADA - REPLY TECTONICS Campagna, D. J., Aydin, A. 1995; 14 (4): 1058-1059
  • EFFECT OF FAULTING ON FLUID-FLOW GEOMETRY AND SPATIAL-DISTRIBUTION AAPG BULLETIN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS Antonellini, M., Aydin, A. 1995; 79 (5): 642-671
  • UNWEAVING THE JOINTS IN ENTRADA SANDSTONE, ARCHES NATIONAL-PARK, UTAH, USA JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY CRUIKSHANK, K. M., Aydin, A. 1995; 17 (3): 409-421
  • SURFACE RUPTURE AT A FAULT BEND - THE 28-JUNE-1992 LANDERS, CALIFORNIA, EARTHQUAKE BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Aydin, A., Du, Y. J. 1995; 85 (1): 111-128
  • ROLE OF FRACTURE LOCALIZATION IN ARCH FORMATION, ARCHES-NATIONAL-PARK, UTAH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN CRUIKSHANK, K. M., Aydin, A. 1994; 106 (7): 879-891
  • MICROSTRUCTURE OF DEFORMATION BANDS IN POROUS SANDSTONES AT ARCHES NATIONAL-PARK, UTAH JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY ANTONELLINI, M. A., Aydin, A., Pollard, D. D. 1994; 16 (7): 941-959
  • BASIN GENESIS ASSOCIATED WITH STRIKE-SLIP FAULTING IN THE BASIN AND RANGE, SOUTHEASTERN NEVADA TECTONICS Campagna, D. J., Aydin, A. 1994; 13 (2): 327-?
  • EFFECT OF FAULTING ON FLUID-FLOW IN POROUS SANDSTONES - PETROPHYSICAL PROPERTIES AAPG BULLETIN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS Antonellini, M., Aydin, A. 1994; 78 (3): 355-377
  • PETROPHYSICAL STUDY OF FAULTS IN SANDSTONE USING PETROGRAPHIC IMAGE-ANALYSIS AND X-RAY COMPUTERIZED-TOMOGRAPHY PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS Antonellini, M., Aydin, A., Pollard, D. D., DONFRO, P. 1994; 143 (1-3): 181-201
  • ROTATION OF STRESS AND BLOCKS IN THE LAKE MEAD, NEVADA, FAULT SYSTEM GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Ron, H., Nur, A., Aydin, A. 1993; 20 (16): 1703-1706
  • THE MAXIMUM DISTORTIONAL STRAIN-ENERGY DENSITY CRITERION FOR SHEAR FRACTURE PROPAGATION WITH APPLICATIONS TO THE GROWTH PATHS OF EN-ECHELON FAULTS GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Du, Y. J., Aydin, A. 1993; 20 (11): 1091-1094
  • EFFECT OF THERMAL REGIME ON GROWTH INCREMENT AND SPACING OF CONTRACTION JOINTS IN BASALTIC LAVA JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH DeGraff, J. M., Aydin, A. 1993; 98 (B4): 6411-6430
  • Stress transfer and decomposition during three sequential earthquakes along the central Calaveras fault, California Journal of Geophysical Research Du, Y., Aydin, A. 1993; 98: 9947-9962
  • Stress field rotation or block rotation: an example from the Lake Mead fault system Annali di Geofisica Ron, H., Nur, A., Aydin, A. 1993; 35: 65-73
  • Northward progression of slip and stress transfer associated with three sequential earthquakes along the central Calaveras fault California Division of Mines and Geology, Special Publication Du, Y., Aydin, A. 1993; 113: 241-247
  • Effect of cooling rate on growth increments and spacing of thermal contraction cracks Journal of Geophysical Research DeGraff, J. M., Aydin, A. 1993; 98: 6411-6430
  • RIGHT-LATERAL-REVERSE SURFACE RUPTURE ALONG THE SAN-ANDREAS AND SARGENT FAULTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE OCTOBER 17, 1989, LOMA-PRIETA, CALIFORNIA, EARTHQUAKE GEOLOGY Aydin, A., Johnson, A. M., Fleming, R. W. 1992; 20 (12): 1063-1067
  • THE ROLE OF COMPRESSION-INDUCED TENSION IN THE PROPAGATION OF HYDROFRACTURES - IMPLICATIONS FOR INSITU STRESS MEASUREMENTS AT SHALLOW DEPTHS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROCK MECHANICS AND MINING SCIENCES & GEOMECHANICS ABSTRACTS Du, Y., Aydin, A. 1992; 29 (6): 589-593
  • COMPARISON OF VARIOUS INVERSION TECHNIQUES AS APPLIED TO THE DETERMINATION OF A GEOPHYSICAL DEFORMATION MODEL FOR THE 1983 BORAH PEAK EARTHQUAKE BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Du, Y. J., Aydin, A., Segall, P. 1992; 82 (4): 1840-1866
  • 3-DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF DIKE INTRUSION ALONG THE NORTHERN ICELAND RIFT FROM INVERSION OF GEODETIC DATA TECTONOPHYSICS Du, Y. J., Aydin, A. 1992; 204 (1-2): 111-121
  • TERTIARY UPLIFT AND SHORTENING IN THE BASIN AND RANGE - THE ECHO HILLS, SOUTHEASTERN NEVADA GEOLOGY Campagna, D. J., Aydin, A. 1991; 19 (5): 485-488
  • INTERACTION OF MULTIPLE CRACKS AND FORMATION OF ECHELON CRACK ARRAYS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL AND ANALYTICAL METHODS IN GEOMECHANICS Du, Y., Aydin, A. 1991; 15 (3): 205-218
  • CHARACTERISTICS OF JOINT PROPAGATION ACROSS LAYER INTERFACES IN SEDIMENTARY-ROCKS JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY HELGESON, D. E., Aydin, A. 1991; 13 (8): 897-911
  • FORMATION OF INTERIOR BASINS ASSOCIATED WITH CURVED FAULTS IN ALASKA TECTONICS Schultz, R. A., Aydin, A. 1990; 9 (6): 1387-1407
  • EFFECT OF MECHANICAL INTERACTION ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF STRIKE-SLIP FAULTS WITH ECHELON PATTERNS JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Aydin, A., Schultz, R. A. 1990; 12 (1): 123-129
  • Fault-normal dilation in pull-apart basins: implications for the relationship between strike-slip faults and volcanic activity Annales Tectonicae Aydin, A., Schulz, R. A., Campagna, D. 1990; IV: 45-52
  • USE OF JOINT-GROWTH DIRECTIONS AND ROCK TEXTURES TO INFER THERMAL REGIMES DURING SOLIDIFICATION OF BASALTIC LAVA FLOWS JOURNAL OF VOLCANOLOGY AND GEOTHERMAL RESEARCH DeGraff, J. M., Long, P. E., Aydin, A. 1989; 38 (3-4): 309-324
  • PROGRESS IN UNDERSTANDING JOINTING OVER THE PAST CENTURY GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN Pollard, D. D., Aydin, A. 1988; 100 (8): 1181-1204
  • EVOLUTION OF POLYGONAL FRACTURE PATTERNS IN LAVA FLOWS SCIENCE Aydin, A., DeGraff, J. M. 1988; 239 (4839): 471-476

    Abstract

    Cooling-induced fractures, also known as columnar joints, divide basaltic lava flows into prismatic columns with polygonal cross sections. The regularity and symmetry of the fracture patterns have long fascinated naturalists. In view of the recent selection of two candidate nuclear waste sites in areas where polygonally fractured volcanic rocks are located, a better understanding of the fracture patterns is required. Field data indicate that the tetragonal networks at flow surfaces evolve systematically to hexagonal networks as the joints grow inward during solidification of lava. This evolution occurs by the gradual change of most orthogonal intersections to nonorthogonal intersections of about 120 degrees. The surface features and intersection geometries of columnar joints show that joint segments at any given level form sequentially yet harmoniously.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1988L802900030

    View details for PubMedID 17838884

  • Evolution of columnar joint patterns in basaltic lava flows Science Aydin, A., DeGraff, J. M. 1988; 239: 471-476
  • Discontinuities along thrust faults and the cleavage duplexes Geological Society of America Special Publication Aydin, A. 1988; 222: 223-232
  • SURFACE-MORPHOLOGY OF COLUMNAR JOINTS AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE TO MECHANICS AND DIRECTION OF JOINT GROWTH GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN DeGraff, J. M., Aydin, A. 1987; 99 (5): 605-617
  • Surface features of columnar joints and their significance to mechanics and direction of joint growth Geological Society of America Bulletin DeGraff, J. M., Aydin, A. 1987; 99: 605-617
  • STRIKE-SLIP FAULTING AND BLOCK ROTATION IN THE LAKE MEAD FAULT SYSTEM GEOLOGY Ron, H., Aydin, A., Nur, A. 1986; 14 (12): 1020-1023
  • The types and role of stepovers in strike-slip tectonics Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Special Publication Aydin, A., Nur, A. 1985: 35-45
  • DIVERSE PLIOCENE-QUATERNARY TECTONICS IN A TRANSFORM ENVIRONMENT, SAN-FRANCISCO BAY REGION, CALIFORNIA GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN Aydin, A., Page, B. M. 1984; 95 (11): 1303-1317
  • PROPAGATION AND LINKAGE OF OCEANIC RIDGE SEGMENTS JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH Pollard, D. D., Aydin, A. 1984; 89 (NB12): 17-28
  • EVOLUTION OF PULL APART BASINS AND THEIR SCALE INDEPENDENCE TECTONICS Aydin, A., Nur, A. 1982; 1 (1): 91-105
  • The East Bay Hills; a compressional domain resulting from interaction between the Calaveras and Hayward-Rodgers Creek faults California Div. of Mines & Geology, Special Publication Aydin, A. 1982; 62: 11-27
  • The number and orientation of fault sets in the field and in laboratory Geology Aydin, A., Reches, Z. 1982; 10: 107-112
  • SMALL FAULTS FORMED AS DEFORMATION BANDS IN SANDSTONE PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS Aydin, A. 1978; 116 (4-5): 913-930
  • DEVELOPMENT OF FAULTS AS ZONES OF DEFORMATION BANDS AND AS SLIP SURFACES IN SANDSTONE PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS Aydin, A., Johnson, A. M. 1978; 116 (4-5): 931-942

Books and Book Chapters


  • Fluid flow through porous sandstone with overprinting and intersecting geological structures of various types Advances in the Study of Fractured Reservoirs, Special Publications, 374 Zhou, X., Karimi-Fard, M., Durlofsky, L. J., Aydin, A., Spence, et al., G. H. The Geological Society, London. 2014

    View details for DOI 10.1144/SP374.11

  • Using an elastic dislocation model to investigate static Coulomb stress change scenarios for earthquake ruptures in the eastern Marmara Sea region, Turkey Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Crustal-Scale Processes Muller, J. R., Aydin, A., A., Wright, T. J. edited by Buiter, S. H., Schreurs, G. Geological Society London. 2006: 397-414
  • Petrophysical properties of cataclastic fault rock in sandstone Faults, fluid flow, and petroleum traps Flodin, E. A., Gerdes, M., Aydin, Z., Wiggins, W. D. edited by Sorkhabi, R., Tsuji, Y. 2005: 197-217
  • Distribution and nature of fault architecture in a layered sandstone and shale sequence: An example from the Moab fault Faults, fluid flow, and petroleum traps Davatzes, N. C., Aydin, A. edited by Sorkhabi, R., Tsuji, Y. 2005: 153-180
  • Outcrop-Aided Characterization of a Faulted Hydrocarbon Reservoir: Arroyo Grande Oil Field, California, USA Faults and Subsurface Fluid Flow in the Shallow Crust Antonellini, M., , M., Aydin, A. and , A., Orr, L., L. edited by Haneberg, W. C., Mozley, P. S., Moore, J. C., Goodwin, L. B. American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. 1999

    View details for DOI 10.1029/GM113p0007

  • Fault Segmentation and Controls of Rupture Initiation and Termination U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report Aydin, A., Schulz, R. A. U.S. Geological Survey. 1989: 47-66

Conference Proceedings


  • Representation of Fault Zone Permeability in Reservoir Flow Models SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Flodin, E. A., Aydin, A., Durlofsky, L. J., Yeten, B. 2001

    View details for DOI 10.2118/71617-ms