New Outlook on seismic faults: From EARthquake nucleation to arrest (NOFEAR)
The project aims at enhancing our knowledge of earthquake physics by integrating:
1) experiments to investigate earthquake nucleation by reproducing crustal deformation conditions with the most powerful earthquake simulator installed worldwide (SHIVA);
2) experiments to investigate rupture propagation on simulated faults using natural rocks and small-scale analogue models;
3) field studies of exhumed seismogenic sources to quantify the geometrical complexity of natural fault zones;
by means of advanced numerical simulation techniques allow the up-scaling from the lab to natural faults. The numerical models will produce physically-based earthquake simulations that will be compared with high-resolution seismic data.
This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and