Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
Solid Earth, 10, 1141–1154, 2019
Solid Earth, 10, 1141–1154, 2019

Research article 18 Jul 2019

Research article | 18 Jul 2019

Fault slip envelope: a new parametric investigation tool for fault slip based on geomechanics and 3-D fault geometry

Roger Soliva et al.

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We propose innovative parametric modeling allowing for analysis of a very large number of fault-slip numerical simulations on 3-D discrete fault network. The approach allows for the first time producing failure envelopes of large rock volumes containing faults, using variations of geological conditions such as remote stresses, cohesion, friction, and fluid pressure. This tool helps to define the most conservative fault slip hazard case or to account for potential uncertainties in the input data.