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Invitation to 13th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (MS1702a: Computational Geophysics)

Date: 12/12/2017

On behalf of Ahmed Elbanna, NCSA / University of Illinois Urbana Champaign:

We cordially invite you to submit an abstract to 1702 Computational Geophysics; a minisymposium that will take place as part of the upcoming 13th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (New York July 22- July 27, 2018): http://www.wccm2018.org/MS_1702

Abstract Deadline: Dec 31st, 2017
Organizers: Ahmed Elbanna (University of Illinois Urbana Chamapaign), Alice-Anges Gabriel (Munich University) , Reza Abedi(University of Tenesse Space Institute), Haim Waisman (Columbia University) and Robert Haber (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign)

Scope: Many geophysical problems are multiscale in nature, spanning several decades of spatial (or wavenumber) and temporal (or frequency) scales. This poses severe computational challenges for addressing both fundamental and practical problems of interest in areas such as seismology, geodynamics, geological material modeling and inverse techniques. Although recent advances in numerical methods and high-performance computing architectures have enabled some of these problems to be addressed at scales previously deemed impossible, unmet challenges still exist in incorporating multiphysics processes and in modeling large-scale problems over long time scales.

This mini-symposium solicits contributions in the broad field of computational methods relevant to geophysical problems with a special focus on:
1. Computational earthquake dynamics: From single events to multiple cycles; novel representations of bulk damage such as nucleation, extension, and coalescence of secondary fault surfaces; contact and other phenomena associated with irregular, non-planar fault surfaces
2. Multi-scale modeling of seismic wave propagation in heterogeneous media, from process-zone scales to regional and global domains
3. Modeling fluid-solid interactions in the sub-surface across scales (e.g. hydraulic fracturing, mechanics of ice sheets, mantle convection, plate dynamics, etc.)
4. Simulations of tsunamis and storm surge
5. Inverse methods

We look forward to seeing you there as a presenter or in the audience!

All the best, Ahmed

Ahmed Ettaf Elbanna, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
NCSA Fellow
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Flakes, Quakes & Shakes (https://publish.illinois.edu/mcslabuiuc/)


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