UCL Earth Sciences

Dr Nicolas Brantut

Dr Nicolas Brantut

Dr Nicolas Brantut



NERC Research Fellow 217 Pearson Building

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n.brantut@ucl.ac.uk 020 7679 0118 (30118)

Research Summary:

I am in general interested in faults and earthquake mechanics. I try to understand how faults form from intact rocks, how they slip prior to, during and after earthquakes. 

I use an experimental approach, mainly tri-axial cells equipped with acoustic emission recording system, but I also used the high velocity friction machines in Kyoto University and Hiroshima University. I also do some theoretical and numerical calculations to explain with physical arguments what I see (or expect to see) in the laboratory or in nature.

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