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A note on the effect of fault gouge thickness on fault stability

International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts

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DOI: 10.1016/0148-9062(76)90226-6

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Abstract

At low confining pressure, sliding on saw cuts in granite is stable but at high pressure it is unstable. The pressure at which the transition takes place increases if the thickness of the crushed material between the sliding surfaces is increased. This experimental result suggests that on natural faults the stability of sliding may be affected by the width of the fault zone. ?? 1976.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A note on the effect of fault gouge thickness on fault stability
Series title:
International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts
DOI:
10.1016/0148-9062(76)90226-6
Volume
13
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1976
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Description:
p.35-36
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts
First page:
35
Last page:
36
Number of Pages:
2