3-D Simulation of wave propagation using finite differences
Strong ground motion and site amplification
Non-linear effects in strong ground motion
Modeling and migration of crosswell seismic data
Parallel and high-performance computing
Visualization and animation
Broadband Simulation of Ground Motion from Large Earthquakes
3-D and 2-D Modeling of Strong Ground Motion from an M 7.0 Earthquake on the Salt Lake City Segment of the Wasatch Fault, Utah: Collaborative Research with San Diego State University and the University of Utah
Forward and Inverse Modeling of Rupture Dynamics in Three Dimensions
3 D Rupture Dynamics, Validation of the Numerical Simulation Method
Southern California Earthquake Center Community Modeling Environment: An Information Infrastructure for System-level Earthquake Research
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Olsen, K. B. Akinci, A. Rovelli, A. Marra, F. Malagnini, L. (2006). 3D Ground-Motion Estimation in Rome, Italy, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am. 95, 133 - 146.
Olsen, K.B., Day, S.M., and C.R. Bradley (2003). Estimation of Q for long-period (>2 s) waves in the Los Angeles Basin, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am.93, 627-638.
Olsen, K.B. (2001). Three-dimensional ground motion simulations for large earthquakes on the San Andreas fault with dynamic and observational constraints, Jour. Comp. Acoust. 9, No. 3, 1203-1215.
Olsen, K.B. (2000). Site Amplification in the Los Angeles Basin from 3D Modeling of Ground Motion, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am.90, S77-S94.
Olsen, K.B., R. Nigbor, and T. Konno (2000). 3D viscoelastic wave propagation in the Upper Borrego Valley, California, Constrained by Borehole and Surface Data, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am.90, 134-150.
Olsen, K.B., R. Madariaga, and R.J. Archuleta (1997). Three-dimensional dynamic simulation of the 1992 Landers earthquake, Science278, 834-838.
Olsen, K.B., and R.J. Archuleta (1996). 3-D simulation of earthquakes on the Los Angeles fault system, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am.86, 575-596.
Olsen, K.B., J.C. Pechmann, and G.T. Schuster (1996). An analysis of simulated and observed blast records in the Salt Lake Basin, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am.86, 1061-1076.
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