Acta Geophysica

, Volume 63, Issue 3, pp 605–633 | Cite as

Quasi-static Planar Deformation in a Medium Composed of Elastic and Thermoelastic Solid Half Spaces Due to Seismic Sources in an Elastic Solid

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Abstract

A two-dimensional problem of quasi static deformation of a medium consisting of an elastic half space in welded contact with thermoelastic half space, caused due to seismic sources, is studied. Source is considered to be in the elastic half space. The basic equations, governed by the coupled theory of thermoelasticity, are used to model for thermoelastic half space. The analytical expressions for displacements, strain and stresses in the two half spaces are obtained first for line source and then for dip slip fault. The results for two particular cases, adiabatic conditions and isothermal conditions, are also obtained. Numerical results for displacements, stresses and temperature distribution have also been computed and are shown.

Key words

seismic sources thermoelastic quasi-static deformation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsKurukshetra UniversityKurukshetraIndia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsGovernment Post Graduate CollegeHisarIndia
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsGuru Jambheshwar University of Science and TechnologyHisarIndia

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