Analog modelling of strike-slip fault ( lateral ) propagation from an elastic to a viscous medium : insights from trial experiments

@inproceedings{Rosas2015AnalogMO,
  title={Analog modelling of strike-slip fault ( lateral ) propagation from an elastic to a viscous medium : insights from trial experiments},
  author={F. M. Rosas and Pedro Terrinha and Javier Duarte and Leonardo Baptista and Cecilia Kullberg and Jorge Almeida and Filipe Barata and Bettina Carvalho and Valentina Grigorova and Rog{\'e}rio A F Tom{\'a}s and Pedro Almeida},
  year={2015}
}
A series of analog modeling experiments were carried out to investigate lateral strike-slip fault propagation vs. attenuation across a discrete rheology boundary, and to gain insight on the mechanics governing the generation of associated characteristic structural patterns. Experiments were conceived to simulate the lateral propagation of a strike-slip fault through a Mohr-Coulomb medium (dry quartz sand), from a zone overlying a rigid basement (where the fault is pre-cut) to another one where… CONTINUE READING