Informative material

Graphical representation of the main mechanisms

mechanismsSketch of the mechanisms inducing ground ruptures: (i) horizontal displacement due to shearing on the plane of weakness or to tensile failure; (ii) reactivation of an existing fault caused by horizontal displacements; (iii) tensile fracture above a bedrock ridge; (iv) differential compaction due to heterogeneous thickness of aquifer (rigid)/aquitard (compressible) layers.


Main Scientific Achievements of prof. J. Peng, Chang’an University, China
  1. Background (pdf)
  2. Ground rupture distribution in China (pdf)
  3. Geophysical characterization of ground ruptures (pdf)
  4. Monitoring ground ruptures (pdf)
  5. Simulation of ground rupture occurrences (pdf)
  6. Failure models of ground ruptures (pdf)
  7. Railway and metro lines construction in zones affected by ground ruptures (pdf)

Main Scientific Achievements of ing. J. A. Fuentes López, Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes, Mexico

(in Spanish)

  • Geophysical Characterization of Ground Ruptures (pdf)

Dataset used in the publication “A novel approach to model earth fissure caused by extensive aquifer exploitation and its application to the Wuxi case, China” by Shujun Ye, Andrea Franceschini, Yan Zhang, Carlo Janna, Xulong Gong, Jun Yu, and Pietro Teatini, WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, 2018
  • Digital Elevation Model – East | North | m above msl (ascii)
  • Surface 1 – East | North | m above msl (ascii)
  • Surface 2 – East | North | m above msl (ascii)
  • Surface 3 – East | North | m above msl (ascii)
  • Surface 4 – East | North | m above msl (ascii)
  • Surface 5 – East | North | m above msl (ascii)
  • Surface 6 – East | North | m above msl (ascii)
  • Surface 7 – East | North | m above msl (ascii)
  • Surface 8 – East | North | m above msl (ascii)
  • Bedrock elevation – East | North | m above msl (ascii)
  • Geologic Maps (SURFER, compressed) (srf)
  • Pressure change on the aquifers at the local scale from 1980 to 2015 (xls)
  • Mesh3D, local scale: node coordinates – node# | East | North | m above msl (ascii)
  • Mesh3D, local scale: topology of tetrahedra – element# | node1 | node2 | node3 | node4 | layer# (ascii)