Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): H. Tanaka, K. Kawabata, N. Urata, W. M. Chen
Keywords: Crack Density, density, Earthquakes, Frictional Heat Generation, Specific Heat, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Diffusivity, TPS Technique, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: In 1999 an earthquake ripped through Taiwan, which came to be known as the Chi-Chi earthquake. The authors of this paper drilled into the core of the fault created by the earthquake to recover samples that could be analyzed. Using the transient plane source (TPS) technique, the thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity of the core samples were measured. The thermal properties were measured in order to give information about frictional heat generation created during the earthquake.
Reference: Geophysical Research Letters, 34, 1 (2007) L01309