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Physics of the Earthquake Source

Code: 205500
ECTS: 0.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Marijan Herak
Lecturers: prof. dr. sc. Marijan Herak - Exercises
Take exam: Studomat

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 20
Exercises 10
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
(Chapters are chosen according to students background knowledge and preferences): Elastic rebound theory. Energy of deformation prior to the earthquake. Faults and fractures. Representation of the seismic source. Simple example of slip on the fault. Analyses of displacement discontinuity. Kinematics of seismic source (far-filed). Seismic spectrum at low frequencies. Dynamics of rupture. Seismic moment. Seismic moment tensor. Estimation of seismic moment. Volumetric sources. Basic theory and examples. Far-field kinematics. Inhomogeneous isotropic media. Unilateral fracture. Nucleation, spreading, and stoppage of fracture. Near-field source kinematics.
  1. Aki, K., P. G. Richards: Quantitative Seismology, 2nd edition, University Science Books, Sausalito, California, 2002.
  2. Ben-Menahem, A., S. J. Singh: Seismic waves and sources, Springer Verlag, New York- Heidelberg - Berlin, 1981.
  3. Lay, T., T. C. Wallace: Modern Global Seismology, Academic Press, San Diego, 1995.
  4. Pujol, J.: Elastic Wave Propagation and Generation in Seismology, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003.
  5. Stein, S. and M. Wysession: An introduction to Seismology, Earthquakes and Earth structure, Blackwell Publ., 2003.
  6. Udias, A.: Principles of Seismology, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom, 1999.
1. semester
Geofizika - izborni predmeti - Regular study - Geophysics
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