Damage Mechanics, Earthquakes and Faults

  • Lyakhovsky, V., Y. Ben-Zion, A. Ilchev and A. Mendecki, Dynamic rupture in a damage-breakage rheology model , Geophys. J. Int., 206, 1126-1143, doi:10.1093/gji/ggw183, 2016.

  • Xu, S. Ben-Zion, Y., J.-P. Ampuero and V. Lyakhovsky, Dynamic ruptures on a frictional interface with off-fault brittle damage: Feedback mechanisms and effects on slip and near-fault motion , Pure Appl. Geophys., 172, 1243-1267, doi: 10.1007/s00024-014-0923-7, 2015.

  • Lyakhovsky, V. and Y. Ben-Zion, A continuum damage-breakage faulting model accounting for solid-granular transitions , Pure Appl. Geophys., 171, doi: 10.1007/s00024-014-0845-4, 2014.

  • Lyakhovsky, V. and Y. Ben-Zion, Damage-Breakage rheology model and solid-granular transition near brittle instability , J. of Mech. and Phys. of Solids, doi: 10.1016/j.jmps.2013.11.007, 2014.

  • Ben-Zion, Y. and C. G. Sammis, Shear heating during distributed fracturing and pulverization of rocks, Geology, 41, 139-142, doi:10.1130/G33665.1, 2013.

  • Ben-Zion, Y., K. A. Dahmen and J. T. Uhl, A unifying phase diagram for the dynamics of sheared solids and granular materials , Pure Appl. Geophys., 168, 2221-2237, DOI: 10.1007/s00024-011-0273-7, 2011.

  • Hamiel, Y, V. Lyakhovsky and Y. Ben-Zion, The elastic strain energy of damaged solids with applications to nonlinear deformation of crystalline rocks , Pure Appl. Geophys., 168, 2199-2210, DOI: 10.1007/s00024-011-0265-7, 2011.

  • Lyakhovsky, V., Y. Hamiel and Y. Ben-Zion, A non-local visco-elastic damage model and dynamic fracturing , J. of Mech. and Phys. of Solids, 59, 1752–1776, doi:10.1016/j.jmps.2011.05.016, 2011.

  • Dahmen, K.A., Y. Ben-Zion and J. T. Uhl, A simple analytic theory for the statistics of avalanches in sheared granular materials , Nature Physics, 7, 554-557, doi:10.1038/NPHYS1957, 2011.

  • Wang, L., S. Hainzl, S. Ozeren and Y. Ben-Zion, Postseismic deformation induced by brittle rock damage of aftershocks, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B10422, doi:10.1029/2010JB007532, 2010.

  • Lyakhovsky, V. and Y. Ben-Zion, Evolving Geometrical and Material Properties of Fault Zones in a Damage Rheology Model , Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 10, Q11011, doi:10.1029/2009GC002543, 2009.

  • Ben-Zion, Y. and J.-P. Ampuero, Seismic radiation from regions sustaining material damage, Geophys. J. Int., 178, 1351-1356, doi: 10.1111j.1365-246X.2009.04285.x, 2009.

  • Lyakhovsky, V., Y. Hamiel, J.-P., Ampuero and Y. Ben-Zion, Nonlinear damage rheology and wave resonance in rocks, Geophys. J. Int., 178, 910-920, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04205.x, 2009.

  • Dahmen, K. A., Y. Ben-Zion and J. T. Uhl, A micromechanical model for deformation in disordered solids with universal predictions for stress-strain curves and related avalanches, Phys. Rev. Lett., 102, 175501, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.175501, 2009.

  • Hamiel, Y, V. Lyakhovsky, S. Stanchits, G. Dresen, and Y. Ben-Zion, Brittle Deformation and Damage-Induced Seismic Wave Anisotropy in Rocks, Geophys. J. Int., 178, 901-909, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04200.x, 2009.

  • Finzi, Y., E. H. Hearn, Y. Ben-Zion and V. Lyakhovsky, Structural properties and deformation patterns of evolving strike-slip faults: Numerical simulations incorporating damage rheology, Pure Appl. Geophys., 166, 1537-1573, DOI: 10.1007/s00024-009-0522-1, 2009.

  • Yang, W. and Y. Ben-Zion, Observational analysis of correlations between aftershock productivities and regional conditions in the context of a damage rheology model, Geophys. J. Int., 177, 481-490, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04145.x, 2009.

  • Sammis, C. G. and Y. Ben-Zion, The Mechanics of Grain-Size Reduction in Fault Zones, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B02306, doi:10.1029/2006JB004892,2008.

  • Lyakhovsky, V. and Y. Ben-Zion, Scaling relations of earthquakes and aseismic deformation in a damage rheology model, Geophys. J. Int., 172, 651-662, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03652.x, 2008.

  • Ben-Zion, Y. and V. Lyakhovsky, Analysis of Aftershocks in a Lithospheric Model with Seismogenic Zone Governed by Damage Rheology , Geophys. J. Int., 165, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.02878.x, 2006

  • Lyakhovsky, V., Y. Ben-Zion and A. Agnon, A viscoelastic damage rheology and rate- and state-dependent friction , Geophys. J. Int., 161, 179-190, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02583.x, 2005

  • Hamiel, Y., Liu, Y., V. Lyakhovsky, Y. Ben-Zion and D. Lockner, A Visco-Elastic Damage Model with Applications to Stable and Unstable fracturing , J. Int., 159, 1155-1165, 2004.

  • Ben-Zion, Y. and V. Lyakhovsky, Accelerated Seismic Release and Related Aspects of Seismicity Patterns on Earthquake Faults , Pure Appl. Geophys., 159, 2385-2412, 2002.

  • Lyakhovsky, V., Y. Ben-Zion and A. Agnon, Earthquake Cycle, Fault Zones and Seismicity Patterns in a Rheologically Layered Lithosphere , J. Geophys. Res, 106, 4103-4120, 2001.

  • Ben-Zion, Y., K. Dahmen, V. Lyakhovsky, D. Ertas and A. Agnon, Self-Driven Mode Switching of Earthquake Activity on a Fault System, , Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 172/1-2, 11-21, 1999.

  • Lyakhovsky, V., Y. Ben-Zion and A. Agnon, Distributed Damage, Faulting, and Friction, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 27635-27649, 1997


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