Theoretical Seismology and Numerical Modeling of Ground Motion

Institution:
University of Grenoble Alpes
Specialization:
ES - Engineering Seismology
Term:
Fall 2015
Teacher(s):
FABRICE COTTON, MICHEL CAMPILLO, EMMANUEL CHALJUB
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
01/09/2015 – 29/01/2016

The course is developing the theory of seismic wave propagation in realistic Earth models and is analysing  specialized theories of fracture and rupture propagation as models of an earthquake.  This theoretical background is illustrated by simulations of ground motion caused by large earthquakes. Basic methods developed for 1D ground motion simulation due to plane wave excitation (SHAKE) or general seismic sources (Discrete Wavenumber Method) as well as modern 3D numerical methods (Finite differences, Finite Elements, Spectral Elements) are taught. The lectures are complemented with numerous practices based on open-source softwares which are implemented on the students personal computers.