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Extensional joints and faults: A 3D mechanical model for quantifying their ratio – Part 2: Applications

ByRiccardo Caputo, Giovanni Santarato

By applying the model proposed and discussed in the companion paper (Caputo & Santarato, this volume), numerous calculations have been performed for better understanding the role played by single mechanical and ‘geological’ parameters and the possible mutual influence, j/f ratios have been also estimated from natural examples of faulted and jointed rocks. According to the geological and tectonic conditions of these examples, the observed values are in good agreement with those obtained from the numerical simulations. Possible further applications of the model and the use of the program are also discussed.