Mechanics Problems in Geodynamics Part I

  • Ren Wang
  • Keiiti Aki

Part of the Pageoph Topical Volumes book series (PTV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Ren Wang, Keiiti Aki
    Pages 399-401
  3. Zheng-Kang Shen
    Pages 561-577
  4. Rong-sheng Zeng, Chun-yong Wang, Dong-ning Zhang
    Pages 579-603
  5. Peter J. Hudleston, Labao Lan
    Pages 605-620
  6. Yongen Cai, Chi-Yuen Wang, Win-Tsuang Hwang, Guy R. Cochrane
    Pages 637-646
  7. Xiang-Chu Yin, Xue-zhong Chen, Zhi-Ping Song, Can Yin
    Pages 701-715
  8. Yonghong Zhao, Haihua Liang, Jiefan Huang, Jinda Geng, Ren Wang
    Pages 759-773
  9. Fangquan Li
    Pages 775-787
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 787-787

About this book


Geodynamics concerns with the dynamics of the global motion of the earth, of the motion in the earth's interior and its interaction with surface features, together with the mechanical processes in the deformation and rupture of geological structures. Its final object is to determine the driving mechanism of these motions which is highly interdisciplinary. In preparing the basic geological, geophysical data required for a comprehensive mechanical analysis, there are also many mechanical problems involved, which means the problem is coupled in a complicated manner with geophysics, rock mechanics, seismology, structural geology etc. This topical issue is Part I of the Proceedings of an IUTAM / IASPEI Symposium on Mechanics Problems in Geodynamics held in Beijing, September 1994. It addresses different aspects of mechanics problems in geodynamics involving tectonic analyses, lithospheric structures, rheology and the fracture of earth media, mantle flow, either globally or regionally, and either by forward or inverse analyses or numerical simulation.


Deformation Geodynamik Geophysik Seismologie geophysics

Editors and affiliations

  • Ren Wang
    • 1
  • Keiiti Aki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MechanicsPeking UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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