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Laboratory Earthquakes

Rosakis, Ares J. and Kanamori, Hiroo and Xia, Kaiwen (2006) Laboratory Earthquakes. International Journal of Fracture, 138 (1-4). pp. 211-218. ISSN 0376-9429. doi:10.1007/s10704-006-0030-6.

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We report on the experimental observation of the phenomenon of, spontaneously nucleated, supershear rupture and on the visualization of the mechanism of subRayleigh to supershear rupture transition in frictionally-held interfaces. The laboratory experiments mimic natural earthquakes. The results suggest that under certain conditions supershear rupture propagation can be facilitated during large earthquakes.

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Rosakis, Ares J.0000-0003-0559-0794
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Additional Information:© 2006 Springer. Received 1 March 2005; accepted 1 December 2005. Authors appreciate fruitful discussions with T. Heaton and G. Ravichandran from Caltech and J. R. Rice from Harvard. This study is supported by NSF grant EAR-0207873 and Naval Research grant N00014-03-1-0435 (Yapa D. S. Rajapakse program monitor).
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Office of Naval Research (ONR)N00014-03-1-0435
Subject Keywords:earthquake rupture; supershear; subRayleigh; transition
Issue or Number:1-4
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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