The inception of faulting in a rock mass with a weakened zone

@inproceedings{Rudnicki1977TheIO,
  title={The inception of faulting in a rock mass with a weakened zone},
  author={John W. Rudnicki},
  year={1977}
}
This paper investigates models for the inception of earth faulting based on the deformation of a rock mass containing an embedded weakened zone. Constitutive laws appropriate to dilatant, frictional, inelastic behavior are used to characterize the weakened zone material. Two distinct types of instability, corresponding to possible models of seismic mechanisms, are identified. These are ‘localization’ instabilities, at which essentially homogeneous deformation gives way to localized shearing… CONTINUE READING

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