Articles | Volume 24, issue 3
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 24, 419–433, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-24-419-2017
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 24, 419–433, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-24-419-2017

Research article 04 Aug 2017

Research article | 04 Aug 2017

An upper limit for slow-earthquake zones: self-oscillatory behavior through the Hopf bifurcation mechanism from a spring-block model under lubricated surfaces

Valentina Castellanos-Rodríguez et al.

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A spring-block model is used to determine an upper limit of slow-earthquake zones through study of self-oscillatory behavior with the Hopf bifurcation mechanism. What is the role of fluids in the mechanism of energy dissipation? Are the variations in oscillatory behavior (in the transition zone) due to external forces? What are the limits of parameters for this to occur? The proposed limit makes a difference to oscillatory behavior. Oscillation frequency, L, and fluids are related to results.