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Fig. 5

From: Inelastic behavior and mechanical strength of the shallow upper crust controlled by layer-parallel slip in the high-strain zone of the Niigata region, Japan

Fig. 5

Relationship between the effective elastic thickness and the spacing of bedding-plane slip surfaces. In the case of the maximum elastic thickness, the sedimentary mass contains no bedding-plane slip surfaces. In the sedimentary units, the numerous bedding-plane slip surfaces act to reduce the mechanical strength (effective elastic thickness) of sedimentary rocks under contractional deformation. T: Thickness of a bed as an elastic layer

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