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NEW WEBINAR SERIES: Fault Mechanics for Numerical Modeling

Date: 02/10/2023

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Please see the following announcement sent on behalf of Sylvain Barbot, USC:


On behalf of Sylvain Barbot, USC

NEW WEBINAR SERIES: Fault Mechanics for Numerical Modeling

Please join us for a new webinar series in Fault Mechanics for Numerical Modeling occurring weekly beginning Friday, February 17 @ 1p PST. This webinar series highlights the recent discoveries in rock and fault mechanics from field observations and laboratory experiments that may inform and improve numerical models of the seismic cycles and short-term crustal deformation. The presentations cover advanced topics related to the importance of lithology, texture, and temperature on fault mechanics, the role of fluids in fault zones, and new observations on dynamic ruptures, foreshocks, and aftershocks in the laboratory. Isolating these effects in the laboratory and in the field will help the formulation of new constitutive laws for fault friction and the behavior of the surrounding rocks, allowing more realistic models.

Complete schedule: https://geodynamics.org/outreach/webinars

Hydrothermal friction experiments on simulated basaltic fault gouge and implications for megathrust earthquakes
Tamara Jeppson, USGS
Registration: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctde-sqTgsE9GOD6DdnW1ZjIWZ4nes-Hyp

Organizing Committee
Sylvain Barbot, University of Southern California
Ahmed Elbanna, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Melodie French, Rice University
Hiroko Kitajima, Texas A&M University
Caroline Seyler, University of Southern California



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