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Title: Mechanics of Model Microtubules.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society held March 1 - February 27, 2015 in San Antonio, TX.
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United States

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Stevens, Mark J., and Cheng, Shengfeng. Mechanics of Model Microtubules.. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Stevens, Mark J., & Cheng, Shengfeng. Mechanics of Model Microtubules.. United States.
Stevens, Mark J., and Cheng, Shengfeng. 2015. "Mechanics of Model Microtubules.". United States. doi:.
title = {Mechanics of Model Microtubules.},
author = {Stevens, Mark J. and Cheng, Shengfeng},
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place = {United States},
year = 2015,
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  • The fault arrays within fault zones are commonly highly organized, suggesting that simple processes are controlling the overall evolution of the system. Most analyses of slip data depend upon a dynamic interpretation, typically formulated as an inverse modeling scheme. A more realistic forward model of the finite kinematics should be provided by consideration of secondary stresses due to proximity of a rupture front. Approximating the secondary stress field using linear elastic fracture mechanics, the merits of the homogeneous dynamic theory can be evaluated by comparison with results from simulations of superimposed slip events. It was found that sets of randomlymore » oriented fractures may record numerous overlapping slip events and large variations in lineation orientation accompany spatial variations in rupture termination, complexities not represented in a dynamic scenario. A robust feature of slip sets formed in an odd axis stress state are ubiquitous great circle distributions of M-poles the pole to which lies collinear to the odd axis. The computer model was field tested using fault geometries measured in the Black Mountain Frontal Fault Zone. Results of this modeling shed light on several features commonly observed in slickenside data sets, including; bi-clustering and great circle distributions of lineations, curvilinear slickensided surfaces, great circle M-pole distributions and anomalous lineation clusters with respect to movement on nearby major faults. These observations can be explained by combinations of; incomplete resetting, incrementally shallowing fault planes, spatial variations in fault terminations, incremental and conjugate slip about an inclined principle stress. These results strongly suggest that thorough documentation of local fault geometries is essential for proper interpretation of slip data obtained from large fault zones and that a regional dynamic approach may be overly simplistic in such studies.« less