Effect of normal stress during rupture propagation along nonplanar faults

@inproceedings{Aochi2002EffectON,
  title={Effect of normal stress during rupture propagation along nonplanar faults},
  author={Hideo Aochi and Raul Madariaga and Eiichi Fukuyama},
  year={2002}
}
[1] We study a symmetrical three-forked shear fault under simple triaxial stress. Rupture initiates in the central primary plane and propagates toward the branching point. One of the two branches is in the compressional quadrant, while the other is in the tensional domain. We study the following question: Does rupture always prefer propagating along the tensional branch because of the effect of normal stress? When the primary plane is located in the most favorable direction as determined by… CONTINUE READING

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