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  Information - SM22/MPRG18 /TS3.1 Physics and Mechanics of Earthquakes and Faulting (co-organized by MPRG & TS)

Event Information
This session focuses on fundamental physical and mechanical processes
involved during earthquakes and faulting. Papers on all aspects of
processes related to fault mechanics are welcome, including
simulations and observations of fault growth process; fault zone
evolution, fault complexity characterization (geometry,
displacement and stress fields), development and feedback on the
fracture process; rupture dynamics; frictional behavior of complex
interfaces; modeling of earthquake rupture through analytical,
numerical and analogical methods.

A special emphasis will be proposed on processes involved in fault
zone evolution based on structural and petrological observations that are
available from the field and laboratory (or numerical) experiments to
better constrain our concept of the processes operating during the
earthquake cycle. We will discuss considerations such as: the scale of
available observations with respect to their mechanical manifestation;
the role of fluids; and the coupling between deformation, chemical
reaction and mechanical response. We invite contributions from field,
laboratory and modeling studies that investigate these distinct
mechanical and chemical processes, the coupling between them and their
implications for the macroscopic behavior of active faults.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers

TS3.1, MPRG18

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