Modelling of fault reactivation

Speaker: Matteo Aletti
Affiliation: MOX, Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Milano
When: Friday 10th November 2017
Time: 10:00:00
Abstract: In the GeoMech project, we tackle the problem of modelling the seismicity induced by a variation in the fluid pressure inside the rocks. I will present the current workflow adopted by ENI and some of the most popular friction models including the rate- and state- friction law. Finally, I will discuss the algorithm used by Abaqus for the enforcement of these constitutive laws and the differences with the approach employed by Pylith. Contact: