Geophysics Department Seminar - "Laboratory Earthquakes, Rock Fracture Dynamics and Scaling " Dr. Paul Young, U of Toronto

Thursday, February 4, 2016

12:00 pm

Mitchell 350/372

Sponsored by:
Geophysics Department

The presentation will describe controlled true-triaxial deformation experiments from the laboratory and in situ that facilitate the study of rock fracture dynamics.  Recently, McLaskey et al (2014, 2015) and Goodfellow and Young (2014) have used calibrated Acoustic Emission sensors to study the source parameters of very small magnitude events down to M-7 and beyond. We have utilized this approach to look at scaling and show how laboratory experiments in the “classic” lab and the in situ lab can be used to extend our understanding of induced/triggered seismicity, and also the effect of stress path on the strength, behavior and seismic response of granitic rock.

Thursday, February 4, 2016.
12:00 pm – 01:15 pm

Seminar Science 

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