Modeling megathrust dynamics across the scales

Y. Van Dinther*, R. Herrendoerfer, C. C. Pranger, T. V. Gerya

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We significantly improved a numerical seismo-thermo-mechanical model to - besides long-term subduction dynamics - also accurately simulate the dynamics of short-term seismogenesis. Through adaptive time stepping and rate-and-state friction we can resolve events from aseismic to coseismic slip, including wave propagation. Through High-Performance-Computing and non-linear solvers we can accurately do this in 3D. Results showing grid size convergence demonstrate the existence of a fault parallel length scale on the order of (tens of) meters for slow slip transients.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event14th International Conference on Fracture, ICF 2017 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 18 Jun 201720 Jun 2017


Conference14th International Conference on Fracture, ICF 2017


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