Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-11-1991

Session End Date

3-15-1991

Abstract

In the United States and in many other regions of the world, structures such as earth dams are built in areas very close to strike-slip faults. For the safe design of these and other types of structures, geotechnical engineers need a reliable estimate of the ground deformations that fault movement will induce at the site of the proposed structures. In this study, the vertical ground deformations induced by the movement of one strike-slip fault segment is estimated with the use of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics (LEFM) theory. The ground deformations estimated using this theory and the deformations experienced by the ground surrounding one strike-slip fault segment in Japan compared well. The effect of the ground displacements on structures near strike slip fault segments is also examined.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-11-1991

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1991 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Fault Induced Ground Deformations and Their Effect on Structures

St. Louis, Missouri

In the United States and in many other regions of the world, structures such as earth dams are built in areas very close to strike-slip faults. For the safe design of these and other types of structures, geotechnical engineers need a reliable estimate of the ground deformations that fault movement will induce at the site of the proposed structures. In this study, the vertical ground deformations induced by the movement of one strike-slip fault segment is estimated with the use of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics (LEFM) theory. The ground deformations estimated using this theory and the deformations experienced by the ground surrounding one strike-slip fault segment in Japan compared well. The effect of the ground displacements on structures near strike slip fault segments is also examined.