Einat Aharonov: Understanding the physics of liquefaction from a coupled grain fluid model
Liquefaction is a serious earthquake hazard. Under shaking, naturally saturated granular media (soils, fault gouge) that usually supports shear stress like a solid, may start to flow like a fluid. This phenomena is not well understood nor predicted. Einat Aharonov will present a numerical study of such a system and explain some of the physics controlling it.
Einat Aharonov is a visiting scholar at Njord in August 2019 and Professor at the Fredy & Nadine Institute of Earth Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.