SCEC Award Number 12051 View PDF
Proposal Category Collaborative Proposal (Integration and Theory)
Proposal Title Fault mechanics and structure during laboratory stick-slip experiments: Can we infer fault properties and stress from acoustic emission statistics?
Name Organization
Thorsten Becker University of Southern California Charlie Sammis University of Southern California
Other Participants Thomas Goebel, USC
SCEC Priorities 3a, 4b SCEC Groups FARM, Seismology
Report Due Date 03/15/2013 Date Report Submitted N/A
Project Abstract
Our results emphasize the importance of stick-slip experiments for the
study of fault mechanics. The direct correlation of acoustic activity
with fault zone structure and stress is a unique characteristic of our
laboratory studies that has been impossible to observe in nature.
Intellectual Merit A detailed understanding of
temporal $-value variations is important for intermediate and
long-term earthquake forecasting efforts, especially time-dependent
forecast models for hazard assessment.
Broader Impacts A graduate student was trained.
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