Comparison between Finite Element Method and Equilibrium Element Method to Predict Stress Field in Fault-bend Folds

  • P. Souloumiac, A. Modaressi-Farahmand-Razavi
  • Published 2008

Abstract

ABSTRACT: The objective is to compare the merits of the Equilibrium Element Method (EEM), based on the internal approach of limit analysis, and the Finite-Element Method (FEM) for elastic perfectly plastic materials, in predicting the stress field in geological structures such as fault-bend folds. The two methods predict the same failure mode although the… (More)

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@inproceedings{Souloumiac2008ComparisonBF, title={Comparison between Finite Element Method and Equilibrium Element Method to Predict Stress Field in Fault-bend Folds}, author={P. Souloumiac and A. Modaressi-Farahmand-Razavi}, year={2008} }