Dynamic fracturing by successive coseismic loadings leads to pulverization in active fault zones

Abstract

Previous studies show that pulverized rocks observed along large faults can be created by single high-strain rate loadings in the laboratory, provided that the strain rate is higher than a certain pulverization threshold. Such loadings are analogous to large seismic events. In reality, pulverized rocks have been subject to numerous seismic events rather… (More)

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@inproceedings{Aben2017DynamicFB, title={Dynamic fracturing by successive coseismic loadings leads to pulverization in active fault zones}, author={Frans Aben and M.-L Doan and Thomas Mitchell and Renaud Toussaint and Thierry Reuschl{\'e} and Michele Fondriest and J P Gratier and François Renard and F. M. Aben and M.-L. Doan and M. Fondriest}, year={2017} }