UNIVERSITY OSLO
DEPARTMENT OF GEOSCIENCES and PHYSICS OF GEOLOGICAL PROCESSES
KAREN MAIR
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Numerical modelling of faults
Numerical modelling of faults give us an opportunity to watch dynamic microscale interactions that may be difficult to observe directly in the field or during laboratory experiments. I currently collaborate with Steffen Abe (RWTH Aachen University) and Jim Hazzard (RocScience Ltd) on 3D discrete particle simulations of sheared granular fault zones. Our current 3D fault simualtions are being carried out using NOTUR (Norwegian High Performance Computing) resources.

3D fault gouge evolution model after 200% shear strain

2010 'CRUSH' - an interactive sound art installation
Barrett, N. (composer and sound artist); Hammer, O. and Berge, S. (interfacing and programming); Mair, K., Abe, S. and Schubnel, A. (scientific collaborators)
Presented at Nordic Geological Winter Meeting, January 11-13, Oslo, Norway

2009 Abe, S., and Mair, K.,
Effects of gouge fragment shape on fault friction: New 3D modelling results
Geophysical Research Letters, Vol 36, L23302, doi:10.1029/2009GL040684, 2009

2008 Mair, K., and Abe, S.,
3D numerical simulations of fault gouge evolution during shear: Grain size reduction and strain localization
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol 274, pp. 72-81, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.07.010
Animations from EPSL paper: A1.avi A2.avi A3.avi

2008 Forskningsradet eVITA Magazine article on the work of S. Abe and K. Mair
Stanser jordskjelv midt i utviklingen
Nytt fra eVITA, Nr 2, November 2008

2005 Abe, S. and Mair, K.,
Grain fracture in 3D numerical simulations of granular shear
Geophysical Research Letters, vol 32, L05305, doi: 1029/2004GL022123