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Benchun Duan

Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University

Expertise: dynamic rupture modeling, earthquake cycle simulation, & high-performance computing.
About Me Publications
Dr. Duan's current research interests focus on earthquake source physics, particularly earthquake rupture dynamics on geometrically complex fault systems within complex geologic structures, and extend to physics-based strong ground motion prediction and seismic hazard analysis. He has developed an explicit Finite Element Method code (EQdyna) and has applied it to explore physical controls on earthquake dynamic rupture propagation, response of fault zones to nearby earthquakes, and physical limits on ground motion. He is also interested in unifying the dynamic model and the quasi-static deformation model to study earthquake cycles in realistically complex fault systems.

SCEC Participation

SCEC Board of Directors, Core Institution Member (2019)