KIT | KIT-Bibliothek | Impressum | Datenschutz

3D fault sets of Germany and adjacent areas

Röckel, Luisa ORCID iD icon 1; Müller, Birgit I. R. 1; Ahlers, Steffen; Reiter, Karsten; Hergert, Tobias; Henk, Andreas; Heidbach, Oliver; Schilling, Frank 1
1 Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften (AGW), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Abstract (englisch):

The dataset contains 3D geometries of major tectonic faults in Germany as mesh data in .txt format.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften (AGW)
Publikationstyp Forschungsdaten
Publikationsdatum 10.03.2022
Erstellungsdatum 04.03.2022
Identifikator DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000143465
KITopen-ID: 1000143465
HGF-Programm 12.98.07 (POF IV, LK 01) KIT Climate and Environment Center
Lizenz Creative Commons Namensnennung – Nicht kommerziell – Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International
Projektinformation SpannEnD (BMWK, 02E11637C)
Schlagwörter Tectonic faults; Normal faults; thrust faults; strike-slip faults

The dataset contains 3D geometries of tectonic faults in Germany as mesh data. There are three fault sets:

• Vertical fault set: Vertical_Fault_Set
• Andersonian fault set containing: Andersonian_Normal_Faults, Andersonian_Thrust_Faults and Andersonian_Strike_Slip_Faults
• Semi-Realistic fault set containing: Semi_Realistic _Normal_Faults, Semi_Realistic_Thrust_Faults and Semi_Realistic _Strike_Slip_Faults

The three fault sets are of increasing complexity, however their accuracy is limited due to the large scale and the sparse availability of reference data.

The data sets are given as .txt files that can be imported to Tecplot EX 2019 using the freely available AddOn GeoStress.
If the files should be opened using Hypermesh or used as an input file for Abaqus the following edits have to be made:

• The data type has to be changed to .inp
• The Line *NAME has to be deleted
• The document must end with ***** instead of **

Art der Forschungsdaten Dataset
KIT – Die Forschungsuniversität in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
KITopen Landing Page