Design of a Novel Experimental Appratus for Simulating Large Tectophysics Based on the Similar Theory
Design of an experimental apparatus to simulate the geophysics is vital to understand the structural and evolutionary phenomena of a complex geological system. In China that lacking of a suitable comprehensive experimental apparatus for such purposes is a major factor that greatly restricts the developments of geological modeling towards the quantitative and repeatable requirements. In line with the analysis according to geological theories, and change rules of stress-strain of a geological body, the paper provides a design of a powering unit, by means of a PLC based controller, capable of performing functions specified by the experimental apparatus. Some results, obtained from using standard procedures for tectophysics simulation study, of using such an experimental apparatus are given, which showcase that the design is in properly functioning and therefore can be used for similar geological experimental study.
Xianghua Liu, Zhengyi Jiang and Jingtao Han
X. H. Ren and L. Yang, "Design of a Novel Experimental Appratus for Simulating Large Tectophysics Based on the Similar Theory", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 148-149, pp. 372-376, 2011