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Comparison of Numerical Methods for Seismic Wave Propagation and Source Dynamics - the SPICE Code Validation

Moczo, Peter and Ampuero, Jean Paul and Kristek, Jozef and Day, Steven M. and Kristekova, Miriam and Pazak, Pater and Galis, Martin and Igel, Heiner (2006) Comparison of Numerical Methods for Seismic Wave Propagation and Source Dynamics - the SPICE Code Validation. In: Third International Symposium on the Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion. Actes des journées scientifiques du LCPC. Laboratoire central des ponts et chaussées , Paris, France, pp. 1-10. ISBN 9782720824654.

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The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) organized the 3D Numerical Simulation Code Validation Project for wave propagation in the past years. Recently, SCEC organizes an earthquake source physics code validation/comparison exercise. The goal of both efforts is to validate 3D earthquake simulation methods and foster their application by engineering community. Development of the earthquake motion numerical simulation methods is one of the primary goals of the Seismic Wave Propagation and Imaging in Complex Media: a European Network (SPICE, www.spicertn. org), the EU FP6 project. SPICE provides a reasonable platform for a code validation effort in Europe. We present here the SPICE Code Validation. The intention is to create a long-term basis for possible tests/comparisons/validation of numerical methods and codes for the earthquake motion simulation. The basis should serve even after the SPICE project is completed. Technically, the code validation process will be facilitated using the web-based interface ( The submitted solutions will be evaluated and compared using quantitative misfit criteria based on the time-frequency representation of the signals.

Item Type:Book Section
Ampuero, Jean Paul0000-0002-4827-7987
Kristek, Jozef0000-0002-2332-541X
Galis, Martin0000-0002-5375-7061
Additional Information:© 2006 Laboratoire central des ponts et chaussées. Paper Number: 62. This work was supported by the EU Marie Curie research program SPICE (Seismic Wave Propagation and Imaging in Complex media: a European Network). Personal communication with Michael Ewald is appreciated. Master Thesis by Stefanie Rieger that used Kim Olsen’s PHP code Websim3d was useful in preparation of the web interface. (However, no part of the Websim3d code was used in our PHP code.)
Group:Seismological Laboratory
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European Commission, Marie Curie Research Trianing NetworkUNSPECIFIED
Series Name:Actes des journées scientifiques du LCPC
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:29 Aug 2012 21:54
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