Experimental modeling of extensional fault systems by use of plaster

@inproceedings{Fossen1996ExperimentalMO,
  title={Experimental modeling of extensional fault systems by use of plaster},
  author={Haakon Fossen and Roy H. Gabrielsen},
  year={1996}
}
Plane-strain extension experiments with plaster as the deforming medium produce faults and related structures that closely resemble natural examples. The faults with the largest displacement are normally developed at about 25% overall extension (β = 1.25). Major faults develop as composite structures, and although the main movement may be accommodated by a relatively simple slip surface, the fault zones commonly develop internal, lense-shaped geometries. Small, synthetic faults dipping more… CONTINUE READING

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