Mechanics Problems in Geodynamics, Part 1

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Ren Wang, Keiiti Aki
Birkhäuser, Dec 6, 2012 - Science - 373 pages
Geodynamics concerns with the dynamics of the global motion of the earth, of the motion in the earth's interior and its interaction with surface features, together with the mechanical processes in the deformation and rupture of geological structures. Its final object is to determine the driving mechanism of these motions which is highly interdisciplinary. In preparing the basic geological, geophysical data required for a comprehensive mechanical analysis, there are also many mechanical problems involved, which means the problem is coupled in a complicated manner with geophysics, rock mechanics, seismology, structural geology etc. This topical issue is Part I of the Proceedings of an IUTAM / IASPEI Symposium on Mechanics Problems in Geodynamics held in Beijing, September 1994. It addresses different aspects of mechanics problems in geodynamics involving tectonic analyses, lithospheric structures, rheology and the fracture of earth media, mantle flow, either globally or regionally, and either by forward or inverse analyses or numerical simulation.
 

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Contents

Mechanical Problems in Geodynamics and Work Done in China R Wang
403
A Review on the Lithospheric Structures in the Tibetan Plateau
425
Free Oscillations of a Laterally Heterogeneous and Anelastic Earth
444
The Earths Palaeorotation Postglacial Rebound and Lower Mantle Wiscos
459
A Preliminary Study of the Effects of Some Flow Parameters in
486
On the Rifting Dynamics of Plate Divergence and Magma Accumulation
505
Coupling of Tectonic Loading and Earthquake Fault Slips at Subduction
537
Oblique Subduction of a Newtonian Fluid Slab Z K Shen
561
Rheological Information from Geological Structures P J Hudleston and L
605
The Effect of Faultbend Folding on Seismic Velocity in the Marginal Ridge
636
Analysis of Induced Seismicity for Stress Field Determination and Pore
677
The LoadUnload Response
701
An Earthquake Instability Model Based on Faults Containing High Fluid
717
Slipweakening Constitutive Relation and the Structure in the Vicinity of
746
In Situ Stress State in Mainland China F Li
774
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On the Dynamics of Extensional Basin R s Zeng C y Wang and D
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