Green Function Matrix Operator for Representing Surface Deformations Due to Faulting
Abstract
Green function is an integral kernel that can be used to solve an inhomogeneous differential equation with boundary conditions. Green function uses a linear differential operator which can not usually be calculated for representing surface deformations due to faulting. This paper aims at developing a computational methodology for calculation of Green function matrix operator for representing surface deformations due to faulting using finite element method in planestrain condition. The inverse of this matrix can be used to predict magnitude and location of fault movements for any measured surface displacements.
 Publication:

Icms International Conference on Mathematical Science
 Pub Date:
 November 2010
 DOI:
 10.1063/1.3525197
 Bibcode:
 2010AIPC.1309..719N
 Keywords:

 Green's function methods;
 finite element analysis;
 partial differential equations;
 deformation;
 02.30.Sa;
 47.11.Fg;
 02.60.Lj;
 81.40.Lm;
 Functional analysis;
 Finite element methods;
 Ordinary and partial differential equations;
 boundary value problems;
 Deformation plasticity and creep