SCEC Award Number 18022 View PDF
Proposal Category Collaborative Proposal (Integration and Theory)
Proposal Title A Technical Activity Group for the Coordination of SCEC5 Research Initiatives on Nonlinear Effects in the Shallow Crust
Name Organization
Domniki Asimaki California Institute of Technology Ricardo Taborda University of Memphis
Other Participants People who have expressed interest in this TAG include but are not limited to the following: Ahdi, Pedro Arduino, Fabian Bonilla, Elnaz Esmaeilzadeh Seylabi, Oliver Boyd, Brendon Bradley, Christine Goulet, Seokho Jeong, Phil Maechling, Kim Olsen, Dorian Restrepo, Norm Sleep, Kyle Withers, Daniel Roten, Alan Yong, Jon Stewart, Mahdi Taiebat.
SCEC Priorities 4a, 4b, 4c SCEC Groups EEII, CS, GM
Report Due Date 10/11/2018 Date Report Submitted 11/06/2018
Project Abstract
The mission of the Technical Activity Group is to develop, verify and validate a robust family of computational tools that will advance the capabilities of SCEC ground motion simulation frameworks to capture anelastic effects in the shallow crust. More specifically, the Technical Activity Group coordinates efforts in: (i) constitutive modeling and simulation of nonlinear effects; (ii) development and validation of semi-empirical nonlinear site factors; and (iii) heterogeneity characterization and scattering attenuation modeling. Our efforts will focus on extending the capabilities of the SCEC Broadband Platform and the High-F ground motion simulation frameworks.
Intellectual Merit Coordinates research activities related to nonlinear and anelastic effects in physics-based ground motion simulations.
Broader Impacts Improving the simulation of nonlinear effects in the shallow crust will improve the ground motion predictions for large events that pose the highest risk to society.
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