Geokinematics pp 101-107 | Cite as

Contemporary Stress Fields

  • Rex H. Pilger


Check out the first one or two chapters of a good structural geology or seismology textbook and you’ll find the derivation of the elastic stress tensor. Read further and, while you might find some application of the total tensor; more typically the tensor is quickly reduced to principal stresses. Then, the principal stresses get reduced even more to their components referenced to local earth coordinates.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rex H. Pilger
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  1. 1.Landmark Graphics CorporationHighland RanchUSA

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