Thread: Energy partitioning during earthquakes, landslides and other shear failure processes (Session S006: ID#: 12811)

Started: 2016-07-21 16:04:00
Last activity: 2016-07-21 16:04:00
Topics: AGU Meetings
Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to an AGU session entitled “Energy partitioning during earthquakes, landslides and other shear failure processes”. Please consider to submit an abstract by August 3rd, 23:59 EDT.

Session Description:
During shear failure processes, such as earthquakes and landslides, the released potential energy is partitioned into kinetic/radiated seismic energy and energy dissipated by friction and inelastic deformation. Energy partitioning during shear failure is one of the most fundamental but challenging issues that needs to be quantified in order to understand the basic physics of the process. The key controlling parameters for the energy partitioning, such as rupture speed, material strength, stress drop, surface roughness, friction, etc., have been extensively investigated with seismological observations, numerical modeling, structural geology field work, and laboratory experiments of rock mechanics and granular flows at different scales. We welcome submissions from this broad range of disciplines with the intent of establishing what we have observed and understood so far, and to define the key issues to achieve better understanding in the future.

Lingling Ye, Maxime Farin and Nadia Lapusta (California Institute of Technology, CA)

Invited Authors:
Emily Brodsky, UC Santa Cruz, CA
Giulio Di Toro, University of Manchester, UK

Co-Organized with:
Seismology, Natural Hazards, and Tectonophysics

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