Finite element modelling and analysis of indian tectonic plate

Laxman, R M and Kumar, Arun Y M (2016) Finite element modelling and analysis of indian tectonic plate. International Journal of Advanced Technology in Engineering and Science, 4 (8). pp. 394-400. ISSN 2348-7550

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The present study is important for the exploration and recovery of hydrocarbons, allowing for the creation of a predictive framework for fault reactivation and planning of deviated drilling and also provides insights into the mechanisms driving plate motion and intra plate seismicity. In the present work, the finite element modeling and analysis for the tectonic plate of peninsular India is carried out. The tectonic plate will be modeled as a 2D structure and is subdivided into regions based on the geological age of the plate. The thickness of the plate in these subdivided regions varies from 35 km to 55 km. The inter-plate forces introduced by the Australian and Eurasian plates are applied as forces and boundary conditions. In the analysis, displacements, strains and stresses are computed, which gives the information on the direction of the plate motion and the stress orientations to understand the intra plate seismicity. Finite-element modeling of the Indian peninsular plate shall be carried out using the software package ABAQUS. The images from satellite data shall be digitized according to appropriate scale by using ORIGINLAB software. From these the model shall be created with the help of HYPERMESH. The 2D plane-stress elastic finite element model will be created by considering an appropriate number of elements so that the required spatial resolution of both latitude and longitude is obtained. This model was then analyzed according to appropriate method in ABAQUS.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geodynamics, Tectonic Plate, FEM, Hypermesh®, ABAQUS®
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2016 14:44
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2016 14:44

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