An example of slip instability resulting from displacement-varying strength

Pure and Applied Geophysics PAGEOPH
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A rock cylinder, containing a clay-filled sawcut making an angle of 30?? to the sample axis, was deformed at constant confining and pore pressures and constant remote shortening rate. The sawcut surfaces contained a series of regularly spaced ridges and grooves oriented perpendicular to the direction of shear. The interaction of these grooved surfaces resulted in a sliding strength which varied periodically with displacement. By varying the effective machine stiffness through the use of an electronic feedback circuit, a range of stable and unstable slip behavior was achieved. In this way, we examined fault slip behavior which was dominated by displacement-dependent strength. ?? 1990 Birkha??user Verlag.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title An example of slip instability resulting from displacement-varying strength
Series title Pure and Applied Geophysics PAGEOPH
DOI 10.1007/BF00877163
Volume 133
Issue 2
Year Published 1990
Language English
Publisher location Birkha??user-Verlag
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Pure and Applied Geophysics PAGEOPH
First page 269
Last page 281
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