During a seismic event the relative movements taking place along faults located within the bedrock could generate the spreading of failure zones in the upper soil layers. This process is studied here through laboratory tests carried out in quasi static conditions on a small scale 1g model. After describing the characteristics of the model and of the measuring devices, the experimental results are compared with those obtained from the non linear fi nite element simulation of the tests. Some conclusions are fi nally drawn on possible improvements of the experimental setup and on the extensions of the study.

An experimental and numerical simulation of faulting in sandy soil

CIVIDINI, ANNAMARIA;GIODA, GIANCARLO
2011

Abstract

During a seismic event the relative movements taking place along faults located within the bedrock could generate the spreading of failure zones in the upper soil layers. This process is studied here through laboratory tests carried out in quasi static conditions on a small scale 1g model. After describing the characteristics of the model and of the measuring devices, the experimental results are compared with those obtained from the non linear fi nite element simulation of the tests. Some conclusions are fi nally drawn on possible improvements of the experimental setup and on the extensions of the study.
Computer Methods for Geomechanics: Frontiers and New Applications
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