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Deformation of a two-phase medium due to a long buried strike-slip fault

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The aim of the present paper is to obtain the two-dimensional deformation of a two-phase elastic medium consisting of half-spaces of different ri- gidities in welded contact due to a buried long strike-slip fault. The solution is valid for arbitrary values of the fault-depth and the dip angle. The effect of fault-depth on the displacement and stress fields for different values of dip angle has been studied numerically. It is found that the displacement field varies significantly for a buried fault from the corresponding displacement field for an interface-breaking fault. The contour maps showing the stress field for various dip angles for buried and interface-breaking fault have been plotted. It has been observed that the stress field varies significantly for a buried fault from the corresponding stress field for an interface-breaking fault.

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Rani, S. and Bala, N. (2013) Deformation of a two-phase medium due to a long buried strike-slip fault. Natural Science, 5, 1078-1083. doi: 10.4236/ns.2013.510132.

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