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Non-linear behavior is sometimes observed in seismology (examples include the response of some soils to strong ground motions and the fracturing of rock near earthquakes and explosions) but the non-linearity greatly complicates the mathematics. In this chapter we only consider linearly elastic solids, deferring a discussion of anelastic behavior and attenuation until Chapter 6. Note that stress is not sensitive to the rotation tensor ; stress changes are caused by changes in the volume or shape of solids, as defined by the strain tensor, rather than by rigid rotations.

These are the hydrostatic pressures inside Earth; shear stresses at depth are much smaller in magnitude and include stresses associated with mantle convection and the dynamic stresses caused by seismic wave propagation. Static shear stresses can be maintained in the upper, brittle part of the crust. 2 T H E S T R A I N T E N S O R 25 some controversy. Crustal shear stress is probably between about 100 and 1000 bars (10 to 100 MPa), with a tendency for lower stresses to occur close to active faults (which act to relieve the stress).

However, P velocity is a function of both the shear and bulk moduli. 37) which isolates the sensitivity to the bulk modulus κ. Derive an equation for Vc in terms of the P and S velocities. 7. 30? 34 2. htm. 8. 6 Mg/m3 . Assuming it is a Poisson solid, obtain values for the Lame´ parameters, Young’s modulus, and the bulk modulus. Express your answers in pascals. 9. Using values from the PREM model (Appendix A), compute values for the bulk modulus on both sides of (a) the core–mantle boundary (CMB) and (b) the innercore boundary (ICB).

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