12.005 Applications of Continuum Mechanics to Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Spring 2005
Author(s)Hager, Bradford H.
Applications of Continuum Mechanics to Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
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Practical applications of the continuum concept for deformation of solids and fluids, emphasizing force balance. Stress tensor, infinitesimal and finite strain, and rotation tensors developed. Constitutive relations applicable to geological materials, including elastic, viscous, brittle, and plastic deformation. Solutions to classical problems in geodynamics.
Geodynamics, crust, mantle, rheological descriptions, brittle deformation, elastic deformation, viscous deformation, viscoelastic deformation, plastic deformation, nonlinear fluids, stress, strain, Continuum mechanics