step fault

step fault

[′step ‚fȯlt]
(geology)
One of a set of closely spaced, parallel faults. Also known as distributive fault; multiple fault.
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Tenders are invited for drivage of 03 nos drift in stone along 18x dip, 19x dip and 20x dip crossing the step fault zone in sub panel 1of sector a in rvii seam at 3 and 4 incline unit of jhanjra project colliery, jhanjra area.
Hard fault refers to instantaneous bigger step or mutations of the normal sensors' outputs, including step fault or pulse fault of sensors.
Figure 6 shows that when the step fault occurs to N1, residuals of the four sensors all exceed their corresponding thresholds from 2500 s to time 4000 s.
The step fault and slope fault are selected to analyze the fault type detection performance of the proposed fault detection method.
During 100~200 sampling points, the constant error (to form the step fault) and slope error are added in the sensor signals, respectively.
According to Table 1, the measured Lipschitz exponents with respect to step fault and slope fault approximate to their ideal values, respectively.