Welcome to Zheqiang Shi 's Homepage!

University of Southern California
Department of Earth Sciences
3651 Trousdale Pkwy, ZHS 117
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0740

zheqians [at] usc [dot] edu

Research Interests

* Effect of inteface geometric irregularities on dynamic rupture propagation.

* Effect of inelasticity on properties of dynamic ruptures.

* Energy parition during dynamic rupture processes in models of earthquake faults at different evolutionary stages.

* Dynamic Rupture along a bimaterial interface: its properties and implications for earthquake stdudies.

* Imaging fault-zone structure using fault-zone head waves and trapped waves.

* Seismic radiation from sources with tensile component and on faults separating dissimilar solids.

Selected Publications

[1] Shi, Z., Needleman, A. and Ben-Zion, Y. (2010). Slip modes and partitioning of energy during dynamic frictional sliding between identical elastic-viscoplastic solids, International Journal of Fracture, doi:101007/s10704-009-938-6.

[2] Zhao, P., Peng, Z., Shi, Z., Lewis, M. A. and Ben-Zion, Y. (2010). Variations of the velocity contrast and rupture properties of M6 earthquakes along the Parkfield section of the San Andreas Fault, Geophysical Journal International, 180, 765-780, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04436.x. (PDF)

[3] Shi, Z. and Ben-Zion, Y. (2009). Seismic radiation from tensile and shear point dislocations between similar and dissimilar solids, Geophysical Journal International, 179, 444-458, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04299.x. (PDF)

[4] Shi, Z., Ben-Zion, Y., and Needleman A. (2008). Properties of dynamic rupture and energy partition in a solid with a frictional interface, Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 56, 5-24, doi:10.1016/j.jmps.2007.04.006. (PDF)

[5] Shi, Z. and Ben-Zion, Y. (2006). Dynamic rupture on a bimaterial interface governed by slip-weakening friction, Geophysical Journal International, 165, 469-484, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.02853.x. (PDF)

[6] Ben-Zion, Y. and Shi, Z. (2005). Dynamic Rupture on a Material Interface with Spontaneous Generation of Plastic Strain in the Bulk, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 236, 486-496, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2005.03.025.  (PDF)


Teaching assistant for
Geol 240: Earthquakes (Spring 2009)
Geol 450: Geosystems (Fall 2008)
Geol 534: Mechanics of Lithospheric Deformation (Spring 2006)

Professional Affiliation American Geophysical Union (2004-present)
Seismological Society of America (2004-present)
Society of Exploration Geophysics (2003-present)
(term project)