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1 Center for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 2 Department of Geological Sciences

Abstract : The rupture on a fault resulting in an earthquake is clearly a complex process. In order to better understand this process the continuum version of the slider-block model has been considered in some detail. In particular, the role of a cohesive breakaway zone is considered. Solutions of a -piston- problem and a -shock-tube- problem are obtained. For the -dirven- problem the cohesive breakaway solution is combined with a viscous resistance on the fault to obtain solutions that are reasonably realistic in terms of fault rupture.





Author: H. Ockendon - D. L. Turcotte -

Source: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/



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