Mechanics, Structure and Evolution of Fault Zones by Yehuda Ben-ZionMechanics, Structure and Evolution of Fault Zones by Yehuda Ben-Zion

Mechanics, Structure and Evolution of Fault Zones

byYehuda Ben-ZionEditorCharles Sammis

Paperback | October 19, 2009

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Considerable progress has been made recently in quantifying geometrical and physical
properties of fault surfaces and adjacent fractured and granulated damage zones in
active faulting environments. There has also been significant progress in developing
rheologies and computational frameworks that can model the dynamics of fault zone
processes. This volume provides state-of-the-art theoretical and observational results
on the mechanics, structure and evolution of fault zones. Subjects discussed include
damage rheologies, development of instabilities, fracture and friction, dynamic rupture
experiments, and analyses of earthquake and fault zone data.

Title:Mechanics, Structure and Evolution of Fault ZonesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pagesPublished:October 19, 2009Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034601379

ISBN - 13:9783034601375

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Table of Contents

Introduction (Ben-Zion, Sammis).- Structural properties and deformation patterns of evolving strike-slip faults: Numerical simulations incorporating damage rheology (Finzi, Hearn, Ben-Zion, Lyakhovsky).- Segmentation along strike-slip faults revisited (de Joussineau, Aydin).- Influence of outcrop scale fractures on the effective stiffness of fault damage zone rocks (Griffith, Sanz, Pollard).- Effects of off-fault damage on earthquake rupture propagation: experimental studies (Sammis, Rosakis, Bhat).- Geometry of the Nojima fault at Nojima-Hirabayashi, Japan - I. A simple damage structure inferred from borehole core permeability (Lockner, Tanaka, Ito, Ikeda, Omura, Naka).- Geometry of the Nojima fault at Nojima-Hirabayashi, Japan - II. Microstructures and their implications for permeability and strength (Moore, Lockner, Ito, Ikeda, Tanaka, Omura).- The energetics of cataclasis based on breakage mechanics (Nguyen, Einav).- Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Pulverized Tejon Lookout Granite Adjacent to the San Andreas and Garlock Faults: Implications for Earthquake Physics (Rockwell, Sisk, Girty, Dor, Wechsler, Ben-Zion).- Characterization of damage in sandstones along the Mojave section of the San Andreas Fault: implications for the shallow extent of damage generation (Dor, Chester, Ben-Zion, Brune, Rockwell).- Constructing constitutive relationships for seismic and aseismic fault slip (Beeler).- Non-planar faults: Mechanics of slip and off-fault damage (Dieterich, Smith).- Characterization of Fault Roughness at Various Scales: Implications of Three-Dimensional High Resolution Topography Measurements (Candela, Renard, Bouchon, Brouste, Marsan, Schmittbuhl, Voisin).- Spatio-temporal slip, and stress level on the faults within the western foothills of Taiwan: implications for fault frictional properties (Hsu, Avouac, Yu, Chang, Wu, Woessner).- Landslides, Ice Quakes, Earthquakes: A Thermodynamic Approach to Surface Instabilities (Regenauer-Lieb, Yuen, Fusseis).