Elastodynamic analysis for slow tectonic loading with spontaneous rupture episodes on faults with rate-and state-dependent friction

  • NadiaLapustaandJamesR. Rice Divisionof EngineeringandAppliedSciencesandDepartmentof EarthandPlanetarySciences
  • Published 2001
Wepresentanefficientandrigorousnumericalprocedurefor calculating theelastodynamicresponseof a fault subjectedto slow tectonicloadingprocesses of long durationwithin which thereare episodesof rapid earthquak e failure. This is donefor a generalclassof rate-andstate-dependent friction laws with positive directvelocity effect. Thealgorithmallows usto… CONTINUE READING