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TPV3 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault in a homogeneous fullspace. | |
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TPV4 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault in a homogeneous halfspace. | |
TPV5 * | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault in a homogeneous halfspace. There are slightly heterogeneous initial stress conditions. | |
TPV6 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault in a bimaterial halfspace, with high shear modulus contrast across the fault (a "well-posed" problem). | |
TPV7 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault in a bimaterial halfspace, with low shear modulus contrast across the fault. | |
TPV8 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault in a homogeneous halfspace. Initial stress conditions are linearly dependent on depth. Subshear rupture conditions. | |
TPV9 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical dip-slip fault in a homogeneous halfspace. Initial stress conditions are linearly dependent on depth. Subshear rupture conditions. | |
TPV10 | Spontaneous rupture on a 60 degree dipping dip-slip fault (normal fault) in a homogeneous halfspace. Initial stress conditions are linearly dependent on depth. Subshear rupture conditions. | |
TPV11 | Spontaneous rupture on a 60 degree dipping dip-slip fault (normal fault) in a homogeneous halfspace. Initial stress conditions are linearly dependent on depth. Supershear rupture conditions. | |
TPV12 * | Spontaneous rupture on a 60 degree dipping dip-slip fault (normal fault) in a homogeneous halfspace. Material properties are linear elastic. Initial stress conditions are dependent on depth. Strongly supershear rupture conditions. | |
TPV13 * | Spontaneous rupture on a 60 degree dipping dip-slip fault (normal fault) in a homogeneous halfspace. Material properties are non-associative Drucker-Prager plastic with yielding in shear. Initial stress conditions are dependent on depth. Strongly supershear rupture conditions. | |
TPV14 | Spontaneous rupture on a right-lateral, vertical, strike-slip fault with a rightward branch forming a 30 degree angle. There are linear elastic material properties in a homogeneous half-space. Material properties and initial stresses are similar to TPV5. | |
TPV15 | Spontaneous rupture on a left-lateral, vertical, strike-slip fault with a rightward branch forming a 30 degree angle. There are linear elastic material properties in a homogeneous half-space. Material properties and initial stresses are similar to TPV5. | |
TPV16 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault in a homogeneous halfspace. There are randomly-generated heterogeneous initial stress conditions. | |
TPV17 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault in a homogeneous halfspace. There are randomly-generated heterogeneous initial stress conditions. | |
TPV18 | Spontaneous rupture on a right-lateral, vertical, strike-slip fault with a rightward branch forming a 30 degree angle. There are linear elastic material properties in a homogeneous half-space. | |
TPV19 | Spontaneous rupture on a right-lateral, vertical, strike-slip fault with a rightward branch forming a 30 degree angle. There are Drucker-Prager plastic material properties in a homogeneous half-space. | |
TPV20 | Spontaneous rupture on a left-lateral, vertical, strike-slip fault with a rightward branch forming a 30 degree angle. There are linear elastic material properties in a homogeneous half-space. | |
TPV21 | Spontaneous rupture on a left-lateral, vertical, strike-slip fault with a rightward branch forming a 30 degree angle. There are Drucker-Prager plastic material properties in a homogeneous half-space. | |
TPV22 | Spontaneous rupture on a right-lateral, vertical, strike-slip fault with a rightward stepover (extensional step). There are linear elastic material properties in a homogeneous half-space. | |
TPV23 | Spontaneous rupture on a right-lateral, vertical, strike-slip fault with a leftward stepover (compressional step). There are linear elastic material properties in a homogeneous half-space. | |
TPV24 | Spontaneous rupture on a right-lateral, vertical, strike-slip fault with a rightward branch forming a 30 degree angle. There are linear elastic material properties in a homogeneous half-space. | |
TPV25 | Spontaneous rupture on a left-lateral, vertical, strike-slip fault with a rightward branch forming a 30 degree angle. There are linear elastic material properties in a homogeneous half-space. | |
TPV26 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault. There are linear elastic material properties in a homogeneous half-space. This is the linear elastic version of TPV27. | |
TPV26v2 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault. There are linear elastic material properties in a homogeneous half-space. This is the same as TPV26, with additional off-fault stations and a longer running time. | |
TPV27 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault. There are Drucker-Prager viscoplastic material properties in a homogeneous half-space. | |
TPV27v2 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault. There are Drucker-Prager viscoplastic material properties in a homogeneous half-space. This is the same as TPV27, with additional off-fault stations and a longer running time. | |
TPV28 | Spontaneous rupture on a non-planar vertical strike-slip fault. The fault is a vertical plane, except for two hills. Initial shear and normal stresses on the fault are obtained by resolving a regional stress tensor onto the fault surface. | |
TPV29 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault with stochastic roughness. There are linear elastic material properties in a homogeneous half-space. Initial shear and normal stresses on the fault are obtained by resolving a regional stress tensor onto the fault surface. This is the linear elastic version of TPV30. | |
TPV30 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault with stochastic roughness. There are Drucker-Prager viscoplastic material properties in a homogeneous half-space. Initial shear and normal stresses on the fault are obtained by resolving a regional stress tensor onto the fault surface. | |
TPV31 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault. There is a discontinuous 1D velocity structure in a linear elastic half-space. Initial stresses are proportional to the shear modulus. | |
TPV32 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault. There is a continuous 1D velocity structure in a linear elastic half-space. Initial stresses are proportional to the shear modulus. | |
TPV33 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault. There is a 3D velocity structure with a low-velocity fault zone in a linear elastic half-space. Initial shear stresses are tapered so that the rupture stops spontaneously before reaching the earth's surface or any edge of the fault. | |
TPV34 | Imperial Fault, Model 1. Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault. There is a 3D velocity structure in a linear elastic half-space. The velocity structure is derived from SCEC Community Velocity Model CVM-H in the vicinity of the Imperial Fault. Initial shear and normal stresses are proportional to the shear modulus. | |
TPV35 | Parkfield 2004 M6 Earthquake. Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault. This is our first validation benchmark. In addition to comparing the results of dynamic rupture codes to each other, we are also comparing the results to real-world seismic data. TPV35 is based on a spontaneous rupture model from Ma, CustÃ³dio, Archuleta, and Liu (2008), Dynamic modeling of the 2004 Mw 6.0 Parkfield, California, earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B02301, doi:10.1029/2007JB005216. | |
TPV101 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault in a homogeneous fullspace. Rate-state friction, using an ageing law. | |
TPV102 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault in a homogeneous halfspace. Rate-state friction, using an ageing law. | |
TPV103 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault in a homogeneous fullspace. Rate-state friction, using a slip law with strong rate-weakening. | |
TPV104 | Spontaneous rupture on a vertical strike-slip fault in a homogeneous halfspace. Rate-state friction, using a slip law with strong rate-weakening. | |
TPV105 | Spontaneous rupture on a strike-slip fault. Thermal pressurization, with rate-state friction, using a slip law with strong rate-weakening. This is a 2D benchmark. | |
TPV105-3D | Spontaneous rupture on a strike-slip fault. Thermal pressurization, with rate-state friction, using a slip law with strong rate-weakening. This is a 3D benchmark. | |
TPV205 * | Same problem as TPV5, except performed at multiple resolutions. | |
TPV210 | Same problem as TPV10, except performed at multiple resolutions. | |
* Starred items are benchmark classics.
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Note: "TPV5" stands for "The Problem, Version 5."
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