Detailed Session Information

Session 3.2:

Particle-based methods (LS, Distinct Element, MD) to simulate fault microphysics

Convenors: D. Place (Australia), H. Sakaguchi (Australia)


Session Overview: David Place, QUAKES (15 minutes)

Particle-based models often require a large number of particles. 
Particles are interacting together which requires enormous computation. 
Parallel computers provide the means to perform these calculations. 
However, because of the large number of particles, special algorithms 
are necessary to efficiently perform such simulations. The goals of the 
session 3.2 are:
  1. To expose the computational problems that arise from particle based methods such as the construction of particle assemblies ensuring localisation of nearest neighbours interactions
  2. To discuss solutions to these computational problems and how can they be implemented on a parallel computer.
This session is linked with session 1.1.  where computational methods 
and algorithms will be proposed to solve problems addressed in session 1.1.

Session Plenary: (15 minutes)

David Place, QUAKES (15 minutes)
Introduction to detailed issues and potential solutions to computational 
problems relating to microphysical based simulation methods

Detailed Session: (2 Hours)

David Place and Peter Mora (15 mins)
A lattice solid model to simulate the micro-physics of earthquakes: 
towards 3D large scale simulations

YuCang Wang, XiangChu Yin, Xue-Zhong Chen, KeYin Peng, and ZiPing Song 
(15 mins)
Simulation of Rock Failure and Earthquake Process on Meso-scopic Scale

Hide Sakaguchi (15 mins)
Hybrid Modelling of Coupled Pore Fluid-Solid Deformation Problems 

Discussion and comments (1 hour 15 minutes)