Size-frequency distribution of earthquakes in hierarchically organized load-transfer models

@inproceedings{Gmez1997SizefrequencyDO,
  title={Size-frequency distribution of earthquakes in hierarchically organized load-transfer models},
  author={Javier Buesa G{\'o}mez and A. F. Pacheco},
  year={1997}
}
Large hierarchically organized sets of elements (simulating asperities in a fault) are loaded to the point of complete failure. The fracture thresholds of individual elements are stochastically distributed, and the hierarchical structure for load-transfer is of the fractal-tree type. During the breakdown process there occur bursts (earthquakes) of several elements breaking simultaneously at a given load. Using Monte Carlo simulations we compute the frequency of bursts versus their size. This… CONTINUE READING

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