A note on the effects of material discontinuities on spatial variations of surface displacements from static dislocations


Kara H. F. , Trifunac M. D.

SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, vol.60, pp.1-7, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.soildyn.2014.01.014
  • Title of Journal : SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-7

Abstract

Post-earthquake observations show that permanent static and transient dynamic displacements in the near field of shallow faults can be complex and quite different from theoretical predictions for homogeneous half-space. These complexities are associated with many departures from the linear, elastic, homogeneous, and isotropic representations, and include the consequences of complex three-dimensional (3D) geology surrounding faults. In this paper we illustrate these complexities for a two-dimensional (2D) model of shallow strike-slip fault when it is inside, on the border, and outside a sedimentary basin. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.