Working Group 1Working Group
Peter Mora (QUAKES, Australia)
Yilong Bai (LNM, China)
Terry Tullis (Brown University, USA)
Teruo Yamashita (ERI, University of Tokyo, Japan)
Development of microscopic numerical simulation models for the elementary physical and chemical processes and study of fault rheological properties and constitutive relations.
Gain understanding of scaling from microscopic to larger scales.
Micro-model construction (physical/chemical processes). Study of micro-mechanisms and emergent behaviour, fault zone constitutive laws, damage mechanisms, rupture nucleation, granular mechanics (fault gouge), and the frictional instability.