• 2-D deformation analysis of a half-space due to a long dip-slip fault at finite depth

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      Deformation; Airy stress function; dip-slip fault; contour map

    • Abstract


      Closed form analytical expressions of stresses and displacements at any field point due to a very long dip-slip fault of finite width buried in a homogeneous, isotropic elastic half-space, are presented. Airy stress function is used to derive the expressions of stresses and displacements which depend on the dip angle and depth of the upper edge of the fault. The effect of dip angle and depth of the upper edge of the fault on stresses and displacements is studied numerically and the results obtained are presented graphically. Contour maps for stresses and displacements are also presented. The results of Rani and Singh (1992b) and Freund and Barnett (1976) have been reproduced.

    • Author Affiliations


      Sushil K Tomar1 Naresh K Dhiman2

      1. Department of Mathematics, Panjab University, Chandigarh - 160 014, India
      2. S. U. S. College of Engineering and Technology, Tangori (Mohali), Punjab - 140 306, India
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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