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Ritter, Malte C. • Rosenau, Matthias • Oncken, Onno
Abstract: This dataset is supplementary material to the article of Ritter et al. (2017). In this article, the similarity of fault propagation work in analogue sandbox experiments to natural fault networks is investigated through measurements in a strike-slip sandbox and in a ring-shear-tester. The transient shear strength of the samples is measured for different fault lengths and from this the work is determined. For a detailed description of the procedure and the set-up please see Ritter et al. (2017). The data available in this supplementary publication are:• For the strike-slip experiments three video sequences of the deformation together with the evolution of boundary force for fault lengths of 20 cm, 30 cm and 40 cm. The videos show the curl of the deformation field, determined by Digital Image Correlation of top-view video images. These files are in AVI-format and included in the zip folder 2017-005-Ritter-movies.zip.• A folder containing force vs. displacement measurements for each experiment (2017-005-Ritter-forces.zip). These are 25 ASCII-files that contain two columns of numerical data: the first column is the displacement in meter; the second column is the corresponding force in newton. The files are named according to the following pattern: <fault length in meter>_<experiment number>.asc• A Matlab script to load the force files and calculate the work. This file is called “plotwork.m” and calls the Matlab function “work.m”, which does the actual calculations. These files have been tested in Matlab version 2012b. The surface deformation data are available upon request.
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Ritter, Malte Christian • Santimano, Tasca • Rosenau, Matthias • Leever, Karen • Oncken, Onno
Abstract: This dataset is supplementary to the article of Ritter et al. (2017). In this article, a new experimental device is presented that facilitates precise measurements of boundary forces and surface deformation at high temporal and spatial resolution. This supplementary dataset contains the measurement data from two experiments carried out in this new experimental device: one experiment of an accretionary critical wedge and one of Riedel-type strike-slip deformation. For a detailed description of the set-up and an analysis of the data, please see Ritter et al. (2017). The data available for either experiment are:• A video showing deformation in top view together with the evolution of boundary force. This file is in AVI-format.• A time-series of 2D vector fields describing the surface deformation. These vector fields were obtained from top-view video images of the respective experiment by means of digital image correlation (DIC). Each vector field is contained in a separate file; the files are consecutively numbered. The vector fields are stored in *.mat-files that can be opened using e.g. the software Matlab or the freely available GNU Octave. They take the form of Matlab structure arrays and are compatible to the PIVmat-toolbox by Moisy (2016) that is freely available. The most important fields of the structure are: x and y, that are vectors spanning a coordinate system, and vx and vy, which are arrays containing the actual vector components in x- and y-direction, respectively.• A file containing the measurements of the boundary force applied to drive deformation. This file is also a *.mat-file, containing a structure F with fields force, velocity and position. These fields are vectors describing the force applied by the indenter, the indenter velocity and the indenter position
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Rosenau, Matthias • Corbi, Fabio • Dominguez, Stephane • Rudolf, Michael • Ritter, Malte • (et. al.)
Abstract: This data set contains various data derived from rock and rock analogue testing and analogue models which are presented in Rosenau et al. (2016) to which these data are supplement to..A first group of data contains animations of complementary analogue and numerical models of subduction zone earthquake cycles (A). A second group comprises analogue earthquake data and time series of surface deformation derived from scale models of subduction zone earthquake cycles (B). A third group consist of time series of stick-slip experiments using a ring shear tester (C). Finally, friction data both from rocks and rock analogue materials (D) as well as elasticity data from rock analogues are presented (E).See the Description of data and the List of files in the Data Download section for additional data description.
# 14
Reiter, Karsten • Kukowski, Nina • Ratschbacher, Lothar • Rosenau, Matthias
Abstract: This data publication includes animations and figures of eight scaled analogue models that are used to investigate the evolution of a curved mountain belt akin to the Pamir and Hindu Kush orogenic system and adjacent Tadjik basin. Crustal deformation is simulated by means of indentation of two basement blocks into a sedimentary sequence and the formation of a curved fold-and-thrust belt.The experimental set-up has two adjacent rigid indenters representing the basement blocks moving in parallel with a velocity difference (Figure 1). The slow indenter moves with a relative velocity ranging from 40 to 80% of that of the fast one. A layer of quartz sand in front of the indenters, 1 by 1 meter in size and 1.5 cm thick, represents the sedimentary basin infill. A basal detachment layer is made up of low-friction glass beads or viscous silicone oil representing weak shale or evaporates layers, respectively. The surface evolution by means of topography and strain distribution is derived from 3-D particle image velocimetry (PIV). This allows visualizing and analysing the development of the model surface during the complete model run at high spatio-temporal resolution. All details about the model set-up, modelling results and interpretation can be found in Reiter et al. (2011).The here provided additional material includes time-lapse movies showing the topographic evolution of the eight models. These visualizations are oblique views played back at 60-fold velocity for the “glass beads experiments” (gb40 to gb80) and 3600-fold velocity for the “silicone experiments” (si60, si-gb60).In addition to the experiment movies we provide a set of figures. The figures include surface views as well as cross-sections through the finite models highlighting the link between topography and internal structure of the simulated curved fold-and-thrust belts. Additionally, attribute maps of distinct morphometric measures (curvature, slope) and deformation parameters (uplift, horizontal translation) for the experiments with glass beads detachments are given. Finally, the movie “Experimenting.avi” shows in time-lapse the whole workflow of setting up, conducting and documenting an experiment, which originally required three days (for experiment si-gb60).An overview on the parameters used in the experimental series of the movie sequences is given in the explanatory file (Explanations_Reiter-et-al-2016.pdf). A full list of files is given in “list-of-files-Reiter-et-al-2016.pdf”.
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Klinkmüller, Matthias • Schreurs, Guido • Rosenau, Matthias
Abstract: This dataset provides compaction data from axial testing on natural and artificial granular materials used for experimental simulation by the analogue geodynamic modelling community (21 sands and glass beads). The material samples have been collected community-wide and analysed at GFZ Potsdam in the framework of the GeoMod2008 conference benchmark initiative. The context of data collection, details of the material samples and measuring techniques as well as interpretation and discussion of results can be found in Klinkmüller et al. (2016) to which this dataset is supplement material.
The data presented here are derived by uniaxial, confined compression testing using the Axial Tester at GFZ Potsdam’s analogue laboratory for tectonic modelling . Each sample has been carefully prepared by the same person and measured consistently following the same protocol. Preparation included sieving at 250 ml/min from 30 cm height into the container (jar). Up to 2000 kPa of uniaxial compression has been applied in 50 cycles. Laboratory conditions were air conditioned during all the measurements (Temperature: 23°C, Humidity: 45%).The resulting stress curve data are presented at 20 Hz frequency and the Unit of N. From the stress curves the compaction data have been derived. These correspond to the normalized sample height (normalized to the initial height) of the sample at the beginning of each cycle and are characterized by an exponential decrease over the 50 cycles. From that the following compaction parameters are derived: total compaction (shortening after 50 cycles Ct=eps50), the compaction during the first cycle (eps1) as well as the compaction index (Ci = eps1/eps50). Compaction data are finally visualized in the compactionDataPlot file.Each material sample has a relation to three files: stress curve data (txt format, 50 files per sample), compaction data (in xls and txt format), compaction plot (pdf format), examples of which are shown below. An overview of all files of the data set is given in the table CompactionDataOverview.xls.
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Ritter, Malte Christian • Leever, Karen • Rosenau, Matthias • Oncken, Onno
Abstract: The dataset presented here contains the results of mechanical testing of two granular materials (quartz sand and glass micro beads) that are commonly used in analogue tectonic experiments. The data were acquired using a ring-shear tester RST-01.pc [Schulze, 1994]. Tests were performed at different normal loads ranging from 125 Pa to 4000 Pa and with eight to ten repetitions per normal load and material. The parameters measured are: rotation velocity, shear stress, normal load and sample dilation, all as a function of time. A detailed analysis and interpretation of the data can be found in the main article of [Ritter et al., 2016].The data were measured in the ring-shear tester RST-01.pc [Schulze, 1994, see below] at GFZ Potsdam’s analogue laboratory for tectonic modelling. All samples have been prepared and measured by the same person. Preparation was by sifting from a constant height of 30 cm into the shear cell. Tests were performed at different normal loads ranging from 125 Pa to 4000 Pa and with eight to ten repetitions per normal load and material. For normal loads below 500 Pa, the samples were pre-loaded by shortly increasing the normal load to 500 Pa and then resetting it to the desired value prior to the onset of deformation. This pre-loading was carried out for technical reasons. Preliminary tests at a normal load of 300 Pa have shown that this does not affect the strength.The data are presented as shear curves in tab-separated text files. The file names consist of (in this order) material, normal load and a running number. Each file contains one shear curve and consists of a header describing the individual measurements followed by a table with one column per parameter (read more in the dataset description pdf).References:Schulze, D. (1994) Entwicklung und Anwendung eines neuartigen Ringschergerätes, Aufbereitungstechnik, 35(10), 524–535.
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Klinkmüller, Matthias • Kemnitz, Helga • Schreurs, Guido • Rosenau, Matthias
Abstract: This dataset provides images from scanning electron microscope (SEM) photography of natural and artificial granular materials used for experimental simulation by the analogue geodynamic modelling community (21 sands and glass beads). The material samples have been collected community-wide and analysed at GFZ Potsdam in the framework of the GeoMod2008 conference benchmark initiative. The context of data collection, details of the material samples and measuring techniques as well as interpretation and discussion of results can be found in Klinkmüller et al. (2016) to which this dataset is supplement material.
The data presented here are derived by using the scanning electron microscope facility at GFZ Potsdam. The selected grains were mounted on aluminium stubs supplied with conductive carbon tabs and gold-palladium coated. The study was performed using a ZEISS DSM 692 (in 2008) and (in 2009) a ZEISS ULTRA 55 Plus Schottky-type field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) at acceleration voltages from 7 to 20 kV. In both cases, we used the secondary (SE) electron signals providing the best spatial resolution of the sample morphology.The resulting SEM images are presented. From each sample several magnifications are provided ranging from overview (50x-100x) to particle portraits (100x-500x) and, for glass beads, to surface landscapes (500x-10.000x).
An overview of all files of the data set is given in the table SEMDataOverview.
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Klinkmüller, Matthias • Schreurs, Guido • Rosenau, Matthias
Abstract: This dataset provides sieve data (grain size distributions) on natural and artificial granular materials used for experimental simulation by the analogue geodynamic modelling community (21 sands and glass beads). The material samples have been collected community-wide and analysed at GFZ Potsdam in the framework of the GeoMod2008 conference benchmark initiative. The context of data collection, details of the material samples and measuring techniques as well as interpretation and discussion of results can be found in Klinkmüller et al. (2016) to which this dataset is supplement material.
The data presented here are derived by sieving using a RETSCH Vibratory Sieve Shaker AS 200 basic at GFZ Potsdam’s analogue laboratory for tectonic modelling. Mesh sizes used were 630, 400, 355, 224, 125, and 63 micrometer. 1 kg of each sample material has been sieved for 4 hours at maximum Amplitude (3 mm). Laboratory conditions were air conditioned during all the measurements (Temperature: 23°C, Humidity: 45%).The resulting sieve analysis data are presented as fractions of 1 kg.
An overview of all files of the data set is given in the table SieveDataOverview.
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Klinkmüller, Matthias • Schreurs, Guido • Rosenau, Matthias
Abstract: This dataset provides friction data from ring shear test (RST) on natural and artificial granular materials used for experimental simulation by the analogue geodynamic modelling community (21 sands and glass beads). The material samples have been collected community-wide and analysed at GFZ Potsdam in the framework of the GeoMod2008 conference benchmark initiative. The context of data collection, details of the material samples and measuring techniques as well as interpretation and discussion of results can be found in Klinkmüller et al. (2016) to which this dataset is supplement material.
The data presented here are derived by ring shear testing using a SCHULZE RST-01.pc (Schulze, 1994) at GFZ Potsdam’s analogue laboratory for tectonic modelling. Each sample has been carefully prepared by the same person and measured consistently following the same protocol. Preparation included sieving at 250 ml/min from 30 cm height into the shear cell. Measurements have been done at normal loads (normal stress) of 430, 860, 1290, 1720, and 2150 Pa and shear velocity of 3 mm/min typical of experimental conditions. Laboratory conditions were air conditioned during all the measurements (Temperature: 23°C, Humidity: 45%). The measurements presented here correspond to internal friction, shearing inside the material. Data for so-called basal or wall friction, i.e. shearing against a fixed plate, are available on request.The resulting shear stress curves are presented at 5 Hz frequency and the Unit of Pa. From the shear stress curves the friction data, i.e. peak, dynamic and reactivation friction, have been picked manually and are presented as data pairs (normal stress & respective shear strength). Matlab-based regression analysis of these friction data by means of (a) multilinear regression of all data pairs and (b) mutual regression of two data pairs constrains the material shear failure envelope characterized by friction coefficient (slope of regression line) and cohesion (y-axis intercept of regression line). The results are presented by friction plots.
Each material sample corresponds to three files: shear stress curves (xls/txt format), friction data (txt format), friction plots (pdf format), examples of which are shown below. An overview of all files of the data set is given in the table RSTDataOverview.
Cited reference: Schulze, D. (1994), Entwicklung und Anwendung eines neuartigen Ringschergerätes. Aufbereitungstechnik 35 (10), 524-535.
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Rudolf, Michael • Boutelier, David • Rosenau, Matthias • Schreurs, Guido • Oncken, Onno
Abstract: The datasets that are presented here have been obtained to provide a rheological benchmark of silicones used in various analog modeling laboratories. The data contains rheological measurements of several polydimethylsiloxanes (PDMS) and filled silicone oils. The samples of eight different silicone oils originate from seven laboratories. Each sample was analyzed using rotational controlled shear rate tests (CSR), temperature sweep test, and dynamical oscillation tests (amplitude and frequency sweeps). Detailed information on the analysis and interpretation of the data is found in Rudolf, et al. (2016).The data is provided as comma-separated files in *.csv format. Each file contains multiple measurements, each starting with own data series information that is followed by the actual measurement in the form of a table including the individual units of measure. Furthermore the results from ReSpect (Takeh & Shanbhag, 2013) for the discrete Maxwell relaxation spectra are provided. All files can be opened using a text-editor, MS Excel, or equivalent software.More information about the datasets is available in the file Explanations_Rudolf-et-al-2016.pdf, an overview on the available files in the List_of_Files_Rudolf-et-al-2016 (in .pdf and .xlsx format). All information and overview files are also included in Rudolf-et-al-2016_datasets.zip.
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