Ring-shear test data of quartz sand from the Tectonic Modelling Lab of the University of Bern (CH)

Zwaan, Frank; Schreurs, Guido; Gentzmann, Robert; Warsitzka, Michael; Rosenau, Matthias (2018). Ring-shear test data of quartz sand from the Tectonic Modelling Lab of the University of Bern (CH) [Dataset]. Potsdam, Germany: GFZ Data Services 10.5880/fidgeo.2018.028

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This dataset provides internal and basal (wall) friction data from ring-shear tests (RST) on a quartz sand material that has been used in tectonic experiments in Zwaan et al. (2016, 2017), Zwaan and Scheurs (2017) and in the Tectonic Modelling Lab of the University of Bern (CH) as an analogue for brittle layers in the crust or lithosphere. The material has been characterized by means of internal and basal friction coefficients μ and cohesions C as a remote service by the Helmholtz Laboratory for Tectonic Modelling (HelTec) at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam for the Tectonic Modelling Lab of the University of Bern (UB).

According to our analysis the material behaves as a Mohr-Coulomb material characterized by a linear failure envelope. Internal peak, dynamic and reactivation friction coefficients are μP = 0.73, μD = 0.61, and μR = 0.66, respectively. Internal cohesions C are in the range of 10 to 70 Pa. Basal peak, dynamic and reactivation friction coefficients are μP = 0.41, μD = 0.35, and μR = 0.36, respectively, whereas basal cohesions C are in the range of 120 to 150 Pa. The rate dependency of the internal dynamic friction coefficient is insignificant (<1%).

Item Type:

Dataset

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geological Sciences
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geological Sciences > Tectonics

UniBE Contributor:

Zwaan, Frank and Schreurs, Guido

Subjects:

500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology

Publisher:

GFZ Data Services

Language:

English

Submitter:

Frank Zwaan

Date Deposited:

19 Sep 2019 15:06

Last Modified:

21 Mar 2022 05:07

Publisher DOI:

10.5880/fidgeo.2018.028

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.132016

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/132016

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