Session III:
Physically-based simulation of earthquike generation and the earthquake cycle

2nd ACES (APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Simulation) Workshop in Japan

Finite element modeling of seismic faulting with a laboratary-derived rate and state dependent friciton law
Hui-Lin Xing, Akitake Makinouchi


Earthquakes have been recognized as resulting from a stick-slip frictional instability along the faults between deformable rocks. This paper introduces the recent development of our research activity in the finite element analysis of the static or quasi-static deformable rocks in contact along the faults with a laboratory-derived rate and state dependent friction law.

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