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Kostrov and Das present a general theoretical model summarizing our current knowledge of fracture mechanics as applied to earthquakes and earthquake source processes. Part I explains continuum and fracture mechanics, providing the reader with some background and context. Part II continues with a discussion of the inverse problem of earthquake source theory and a description of the seismic moment tensor. Part III presents specific earthquake source models. Although data processing and acquisition techniques are discussed only in simplified form for illustrative purposes, the material in this book will aid in better orienting and developing these techniques. The aim of this book is to explore the phenomena underlying earthquake fracture and present a general theoretical model for earthquake source processes.
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- Date Published: July 2005
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521017244
- length: 308 pages
- dimensions: 228 x 153 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.465kg
- contains: 65 b/w illus. 1 table
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
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Part I. Continuum and Fracture:
1. Basic mechanical principles of the theory of tectonic earthquake sources
2. General concepts of fracture mechanics
Part II. Inversion for Source Parameters:
3. The inverse problem of earthquake source theory
4. Seismic moment tensor
Part III. Specific Earthquake Source Models:
5. The boundary-integral equation method
6. Far-field radiation from numerical source models
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