USEMS, uncovering the secrets of an earthquake
The USEMS project
scope
the project
State of advancement
People
Acknowledgements
The SHIVA machine
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  • Giulio di Toro, Principal Investigator of the project USEMS. Fault mechanics, microstructural analysis, machine design, experiments and field geology.
  • Stefan Nielsen, machine overseer for INGV. Theory, fault modeling, machine design, experiments and field geology.
  • Pier-Giorgio Scarlato, manager of the HPHT lab.
  • Gianni Romeo, electric/electronic network connecting and driving the machine parts and in the software design for the control system
  • Fabio Di Felice, electric/electronic network connecting and driving the machine parts and in the software design for the control system
  • Giuseppe Di Stefano, electric/electronic network connecting and driving the machine parts and in the software design for the control system
  • Toshihiko Shimamoto, founding father of the HVRF-type machines, permanent consultant for the project
  • Takehiro Hirose, forerunner tests on similar machines
  • Antonio Tripoli, consultant for the preliminary project
  • RMP (Acilia, Italy), precision mechanics company, machine detail design, manufacturing of the parts, assembly
  • William Ashley Griffith, field geology and fault mechanics
  • Steven Smith, field geology and microanalysis
  • Andre Niemeijer, field geology, machine design, interpretation of rate and state friction laws
  • Sofia Mariano, project manager
  • many more...
    • USEMS paticipating people and institutions:
  • many more...