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  • M Ohnaka
  • 1996
Based on the recent high-resolution laboratory experiments on propagating shear rupture, the constitutive law that governs shear rupture processes is discussed in view of the physical principles and constraints, and a specific constitutive law is proposed for shear rupture. It is demonstrated that nonuniform distributions of the constitutive law parameters(More)
There are increasing amounts of evidence that earthquake rupture is a mixed process between what is called frictional slip failure and fracture of intact rock mass. In fact, there is a strong possibility that what is called a 'barrier' or 'asperity' on earthquake faults is a local patch of high rupture growth resistance whose strength equals the strength of(More)
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