Paired thrust experiments



A series of movies that demonstrate the affect of fault spacing, layer strength/thickness and fault angle on deformation into the cover above a pair of propagating thrust faults.

A brief outline of the modelling set-up and explanation of the nomenclature of the movies is shown in the pdf. Further description of the modelling technique is presented in the publication.

You are welcome to use the movies for teaching purposes, but please reference the page doi if you do, so I can keep track of interest through the number of downloads.

If you have any questions or would like to use the model for research or collaboration then please email me.

Thanks, Emma
Date made available7 Mar 2022
PublisherUniversity of Manchester Figshare


  • numerical modelling
  • thrust faulting
  • discrete element modelling

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