rupture zone


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rupture zone

The region immediately adjacent to the crater boundary in which the stresses produced by the explosion have exceeded the ultimate strength of the medium. It is characterized by the appearance of numerous radial cracks of various sizes. See also plastic zone.
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Bars of the constant WT configuration (indicated by the hatching) show a much lower stress level in the rupture zone, compared to the values found with patient-specific wall thickness.
The MGB team also recommended the declaration of five new GeoPark (geological) sites-Maribojoc-Loon Uplifted Reef Flats, Catigbian Karst Window, Sagbayan Spalling Hills and Sinkholes, Danao Gorge and Dagohoy Hill, and Inabanga Rupture Zone.
Using specially designed deep-water drilling equipment, they drilled three holes in the Japan Trench area in order to study the rupture zone of the 2011 earthquake, which took place along a fault where the Pacific and North American plates meet.
The team drilled three holes in the Japan Trench area to study the rupture zone of the 2011 earthquake, a fault in the ocean floor where two of the Earth's major tectonic plates meet, deep beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean.
While the new report raises concern about the area next to the rupture zone, the issue also extends globally, said Thorne Lay, an earthquake expert and professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
One of those segments, just to the east of the rupture zone, is even closer to Port-au-Prince than the January rupture.
A conceptual model of the "source radius" commonly used by seismologists employs an equivalent circular rupture zone to the actually ruptured zone.
Paradoxically, advances in technology can increase society's Vulnerability because of reliance on distant resources and just-in-time inventory delivery, with the result that the economic impact of a natural hazard event can be broader than its storm track or rupture zone.
The portion of the fault that ruptured is 1,300 km (780 mi) long, making it the longest rupture zone ever recorded.
Prof Stein said: 'The rupture zone was much larger than previously thought.