SCEC Award Number 15070 View PDF
Proposal Category Individual Proposal (Integration and Theory)
Proposal Title Developing earthquake simulators for use in seismic hazard estimates: UCERF3 and extended UCERF3 fault systems
Name Organization
Bruce Shaw Columbia University
Other Participants
SCEC Priorities 4e, 2e, 2b SCEC Groups WGCEP, FARM, SDOT
Report Due Date 03/15/2016 Date Report Submitted 03/14/2016
Project Abstract
This project proposal arose from an effort to contribute further to an understanding of fault system geometry and dynamics on it, with an aim towards developing simulators for use in the next generation UCERF efforts. Contributions to UCERF3 were also supported. The two main thrusts were developing simualtors that can handle UCERF3 fault geometries, and extending the class of geometries and loading conditions they can handle. Work examining the role that complex stranded geometries play in fault system dynamics was initiated, with interesting preliminary results obtained. This last work is presented in the latter part of this report.
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