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Seismic Wave Propagation in Media with Complex Geometries, Simulation of

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-7695-6_41

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Definition of the Subject


The Evolution of Numerical Methods and Grids

3D Wave Propagation on Hexahedral Grids: Soil-Structure Interactions

3D Wave Propagation on Tetrahedral Grids: Application to Volcanology

Local Time Stepping: ∆t-Adaptation

Discussion and Future Directions




Ground Motion Spectral Element Tetrahedral Mesh Spectral Element Method Seismic Wave Propagation 
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We would like to acknowledge partial support towards this research from: The European Human Resources and Mobility Program (SPICE‐Network), the German Research Foundation (Emmy Noether‐Programme), the Bavarian Government (KOHNWIHR, graduate college THESIS, BaCaTec), and MunichRe. We would also like to thank J. Tromp supporting MS's visit to CalTech. We also thank two anonymous reviewers for constructive comments on the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth and Environmental SciencesLudwig-Maximilians-UniversityMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of Structural EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly