Reconstruction of Stress Fields for the Aegean by a Finite Element Model

  • M. Shulman
  • W. Skala
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Part of the Rock Mechanics / Felsmechanik / Mécanique des Roches book series (ROCK, volume 9)


Since Ritsema 1974, a large number of focal plane data exist for the Aegean. In the present study, the reconstruction of the stress field due to the direction of maximum compression as found in Ritsema is attempted by a Finite-Element model. The fracture patterns thus simulated are compared with the results of photolineations determined from aerial photos and satellite images as well as bathymetric and reflection — seismic investigations, in order to determine whether a relation exists between the recent or subrecent fracture pattern and the recent stress distribution.


Stress Field Normal Fault Fracture Pattern Vertical Stress Stress Pattern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Shulman
    • 1
  • W. Skala
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für KerntechnikTechnische Universität BerlinBerlin 12Deutschland
  2. 2.Institut für GeologieFreie Universität BerlinBerlin 33Germany

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