Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information

International Session (Poster)

Symbol S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-SS Seismology

[S-SS02] Frontier studies on subduction zone megathrust earthquakes and tsunamis

Tue. May 24, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Kyuichi Kanagawa(Graduate School of Science, Chiba University), Demian Saffer(Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, USA), Michael Strasser(University of Innsbruck), James Kirkpatrick(McGill University), Shuichi Kodaira(R&D Center for Earthquake and Tsunami Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Ryota Hino(Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University), Yasuhiro Yamada(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), R&D Center for Ocean Drilling Science (ODS)), Kohtaro Ujiie(Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba), Yoshihiro Ito(Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[SSS02-P11] Result of triaxial shear test on core sample taken in NanTroSEIZE Exp. 348: Implications for geomechanics analysis.

*Takamitsu Sugihara1, Kan Aoike1, Takahiro Kawahara2, Koichi Hosoda2, Humihiro Mochida2, Yotsuo Kamidozono2 (1.Center for deep earth exploration, Japan Agency for Marine-Science and Technology, 2.Core-Lab Testing Institute, OYO Corp.)

Keywords:NanTroSEIZE, Triaxial shear test, Unconfined Compressional Strength, Geomechanics

In order to determine shear failure parameters of the Nankai accretionary prism sediments, triaxial shear test was conducted for core sample taken in the IODP Expedition 348. Core sample for the test was taken at 2183 mbsf in Hole C0002P and ~30 cm whole-round core sample was dedicated to the test. 5 plugs (~25 mm diameter and ~50 mm length) were sampled from the whole-round core. One plug (3R1-0) was used for test experiment to set up triaxial apparatus and 4 plugs (3R1-1, 3R1-2, 3R1-3 and 3R1-4) were applied to triaxial tests under different confining pressures. The triaxial test was conducted by using a triaxial test apparatus installed in Core Lab of OYO Corp. Effective confining pressures were 1 MPa (3R1-1), 2 MPa (3R1-2), 4 MPa (3R1-3), and 7 MPa (3R1-4). As the result, rock strength parameters (Cohesion, Internal friction angle and Unconfined compressional strength (UCS)) were determined as follows:
Cohesion: 1.8 MPa, Internal friction angle: 32.08 deg., UCS: 6.5 MPa.
The obtained UCS is obviously lower than those of the Kumano Basin sediments and typical basin formations. This observation indicates that rock strength of the Nankai accretionary prism would be weakened by deformation during accretion process. In this presentation, UCS-log Vp curve of the Nankai accretionary prism are presented and discussed its implication to geomechanical analysis for future NanTroSEIZE expedition.