Analysis of the Elastic Model

  • Andrea Aspri
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geosystems Mathematics and Computing book series (LNGMC)


In this chapter we study the linear elastic model presented in the introduction. We recall that it is applied in volcanology to describe the surface deformation effects caused by a magma chamber embedded into Earth’s interior and exerting on it a uniform hydrostatic pressure. From a mathematical point of view, the modeling assumptions translates into a Neumann boundary value problem for the classic Lamé system in a half-space with an embedded pressurized cavity. To be more precise, the boundary conditions are traction-free for the air/crust boundary and uniformly hydrostatic for the chamber boundary.


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  • Andrea Aspri
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  1. 1.Austrian Academy of SciencesJohann Radon Institute for ComputationalLinzAustria

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