Symposium on The Applications of Mechanics to Geophysics

June 25-26, 2019 University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA

Co-Chairs: Yuri Fialko and Xanthippi Markenscoff
  Sponsored by the National Science Foundation & the Green Foundation   

Venue: Engineering Building II, Room 479


Tuesday, June 25

9:15 Coffee & Muffins
9:30 Dean Albert Pisano, Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego Welcoming address
9:40 James Rice, Harvard University Long-dormant faults in the sub-surface and their response to nearby fluid injection

Nadia Lapusta, Caltech

Energy budget of earthquakes in dynamic simulations of earthquake sequences: crack-like vs. pulse-like ruptures

Matt Weingarten, San Diego State University Linking fluid flow and geomechanics to mitigate injection-induced seismicity

11:40 Coffee break


Xanthippi Markenscoff, MAE, UC San Diego The mechanics of deep earthquakes

12:35 Lunch


Alain Molinari, University of Lorraine (France) Fundamental aspects of a new micromechanical model of rate and state friction

Sylvain Barbot, University of Southern California Modulation of frictional strength by grain-size evolution around contact junctions and implications for fault dynamics

3:20 Coffee break


Hiroki Sone, University of Wisconsin-Madison Viscous deformation of fault damage zones and implications for interseismic development of fault stress heterogeneity

Ahmed Elbanna, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Modeling Earthquake Ruptures With High Resolution Fault Zone Physics



Wednesday, June 26

8:15 Coffee & Muffins

James Dieterich, UC Riverside (emeritus) Modeling seismicity induced by fluid injection


Greg Mclaskey, Cornell University Earthquake Nucleation, Seismic Wave Radiation, and Termination of Dynamic Rupture in a 3 m Rock Experiment

Kyung-Suk Kim, Brown University Scale Effects in Friction at Broad Scales: Roughness-Scaling Experiment

10:30 Coffee break


Steve WaiChing Sun, Columbia University A machine-learning meta-modeling game for generating traction-separation law for frictional interfaces across length scale

Yuri Fialko, SIO, UC San Diego Mechanisms of unsteady shallow creep on active faults in Southern California (and elsewhere)

12:05 Lunch

1:30 Paul Segall, Stanford University The Mechanics of Episodic Caldera Collapse as Revealed by the 2018 Kilauea, Hawaii Eruption

2:10 - 4:00 Poster Session
4:00 Adjourn


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