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Technology / RICE, JAMES R.

riceesag.harvard.edu

Position

Mallinckrodt Professor of Engineering Sciences and Geophysics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Research interests

Theoretical Mechanics in Geophysics, Geotechnology and Materials Physics -- earthquake source processes, fault and crack dynamics, lithospheric stressing and seismicity, hydrologic processes, pore fluid interaction with earth materials

Prizes and awards

Charles B. Dudley Medal of the American Society for Testing and Materials for the paper "Mechanics of Crack Tip Deformation and Extension by Fatigue" (ASTM STP-415, 1967, p. 237), 1969.

Henry Hess Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for the paper "A Path Independent Integral and the Approximate Analysis of Strain Concentration by Notches and Cracks" (ASME J. Appl. Mech., 1968, 35, p. 379), 1969.

Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers "for outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering within ten years following graduation", 1971.

U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics Award for Outstanding Research in Rock Mechanics, June 1977, shared with J.W. Rudnicki, based on the co-authored paper "Conditions for the Localization of Deformation in Pressure-Sensitive Dilatant Materials" (J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 1975, 23, p. 371).

George R. Irwin Medal of the American Society for Testing and Materials, Committee E-24 on Fracture Testing, shared with J.W. Hutchinson for "significant contributions to the development of nonlinear fracture mechanics", 1982.

William Prager Medal of the Society for Engineering Science for "outstanding achievements in solid mechanics", 1988.

American Academy of Mechanics Award for Distinguished Service to the Field of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 1992.

Francis Birch Lecturer, American Geophysical Union, on "Problems in Earthquake Source Mechanics", 1993.

Timoshenko Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, "for seminal contributions to the understanding of plasticity and fracture of engineering materials and applications in the development of computational and experimental methods of broad significance in mechanical engineering practice", 1994.

Francis J. Clamer Medal for Advances in the Field of Metallurgy, Franklin Institute, for "development of the J-integral for the accurate prediction of elastic-plastic fracture behavior in metal from easily obtained data", 1996.

Nadai Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, "for major contributions to the fundamental understanding of plastic flow and fracture processes in engineering and geophysical materials; and for the invention of the J-Integral which forms the basis for the practical application of nonlinear fracture mechanics to the development of standards of safety of structures", 1996.

International Research Professorship "Blaise Pascal", awarded by the Region Ile-de-France through the Foundation of École Normale Supérieure, Paris, for the 1999 calendar year, for research on "Rupture dynamics in seismology and materials physics".

Excellence in Mentoring Award of the Graduate Student Council, Harvard University, April 1999.

Publications

A. Cochard and J. R. Rice, "A Spectral Method for Numerical Elastodynamic Fracture Analysis without Spatial Replication of the Rupture Event", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 45, 1997, pp. 1393-1418.

Y. Ben-Zion and J. R. Rice, "Dynamic Simulations of Slip on a Smooth Fault in an Elastic Solid", Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 1997, pp. 17771-17784.

J. W. Morrissey and J. R. Rice, "Crack Front Waves", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 46, 1998, pp. 467-487.

M. A. J. Taylor, R. Dmowska and J. R. Rice, "Upper-plate Stressing and Seismicity in the Subduction Earthquake Cycle", Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, 1998, pp. 24523-24542.

J. R. Rice, "Foundations of Solid Mechanics", in Mechanics and Materials: Fundamentals and Linkages (eds. M. A. Meyers, R. W. Armstrong, and H. Kirchner), Chapter 3, Wiley, 1999, pp. 33-69.

G. Zheng and J. R. Rice, "Conditions under which Velocity-weakening Friction allows a Self-healing versus a Cracklike Mode of Rupture", Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 88, 1998, pp. 1466-1483.

K. Ranjith and J. R. Rice, "Stability of Quasi-static Slip in a Single Degree of Freedom Elastic System with Rate and State Dependent Friction", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 47, 1999, pp. 1207-1218.

J. W. Morrissey and J. R. Rice, "Perturbative simulations of crack front waves", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 48, 2000, 1229-1251.

K. Ranjith and J. R. Rice, "Slip dynamics at an interface between dissimilar materials", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 49, 2001, 341-361.

B. E. Shaw and J. R. Rice, "Existence of continuum complexity in the elastodynamics of repeated fault ruptures", Journal of Geophysical Research, 105, 2000, 23,791-23,810.

N. Lapusta, J. R. Rice, Y. Ben-Zion and G. Zheng, "Elastodynamic analysis for slow tectonic loading with spontaneous rupture episodes on faults with rate- and state-dependent friction", Journal of Geophysical Research, 105, 2000, 23,765-23,789.

A. Cochard and J. R. Rice, "Fault rupture between dissimilar materials: Ill-posedness, regularization and slip-pulse response", Journal of Geophysical Research, 105, 2000, 25,891-25,907.

H. Perfettini, J. Schmittbuhl, J. R. Rice and M. Cocco, "Frictional response induced by time-dependent fluctuations of the normal loading", Journal of Geophysical Research, 106, 13,455-13,472, 2001.

C. G. Sammis and J. R. Rice, "Repeating earthquakes as low-stress-drop events at a border between locked and creeping fault patches", Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 91, 532-537, 2001.

J. R. Rice, "New perspectives in crack and fault dynamics", in Mechanics for a New Millennium (Proceedings of the 20th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 27 Aug - 2 Sept 2000, Chicago), eds. H. Aref and J. W. Phillips, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 1-23, 2001.

J. R. Rice, N. Lapusta and K. Ranjith, "Rate and state dependent friction and the stability of sliding between elastically deformable solids", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 49, 1865-1898, 2001.

M. L. Falk, A. Needleman and J. R. Rice, "A critical evaluation of cohesive zone models of dynamic fracture", Journal de Physique IV, Proceedings, pp. Pr.5.43 - Pr.5.50, 2001.

J. R. Rice, "Some studies of crack dynamics", in Physical Aspects of Fracture (Proceedings of NATO Advanced Study Institute on Physical Aspects of Fracture, 5-17 June 2000, Cargèse, Corsica), edited by E. Bouchaud, D. Jeulin, C. Prioul and S. Roux, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 3-11, 2001.

M. Ben Amar and J. R. Rice, "Exact results with the J-integral applied to free-boundary flows", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 461, 321-341, 2002.

E. Bouchaud, J. P. Bouchaud, D. S. Fisher, S. Ramanathan and J. R. Rice, "Can crack front waves explain the roughness of cracks?", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 50, 1703-1725, 2002.

M. Cocco and J. R. Rice, "Pore pressure and poroelasticity effects in Coulomb stress analysis of earthquake interactions", Journal of Geophysical Research, 107(B2), 10.1029/2000JB000138, pp. ESE.2.1 - ESE.2.17, 2002.

A. N. B. Poliakov, R. Dmowska and J. R. Rice, "Dynamic shear rupture interactions with fault bends and off-axis secondary faulting", Journal of Geophysical Research, in press, 2002.

K. R. Felzer, T. W. Becker, R. E. Abercrombie, G. Ekstrom and J. R. Rice, "Triggering of the 1999 Mw 7.1 Hector Mine earthquake by aftershocks of the 1992 Mw 7.3 Landers earthquake", Journal of Geophysical Research, in press, 2002.

N. Lapusta and J. R. Rice, "Nucleation and early seismic propagation of small and large events in a crustal earthquake model", Journal of Geophysical Research, in press, 2002.

Items in review :

K. Uenishi and J. R. Rice, "Universal nucleation length for slip-weakening rupture instability under non-uniform fault loading", submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research, November 2001, in revision June 2002. (download)

N. Kame, J. R. Rice and R. Dmowska, "Effects of pre-stress state and rupture velocity on dynamic fault branching", submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research, September 2002. (download).

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