Tectonic Stresses in the Alpine-Mediterranean Region

Proceedings of the Symposium Held in Vienna, Austria, September 13–14, 1979

  • Adrian E. Scheidegger

Part of the Rock Mechanics / Felsmechanik / Mécanique des Roches book series (ROCK, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. In Situ Stress Measurements

    1. C. Paquin, C. Froidevaux
      Pages 17-18
    2. C. Froidevaux, C. Paquin, C. Angelidis, A. Tzitziras
      Pages 19-20
    3. F. Kohlbeck, K.-H. Roch, A. E. Scheidegger
      Pages 21-29
    4. Sandro Martinetti, Renato Ribacchi
      Pages 31-47
    5. Karlheinz Schäfer
      Pages 49-61
  3. Stresses Inferred from Fault Plane Solutions of Earthquakes

  4. Geomorphic and Geological Effects of Stresses

  5. Petrofabrics and Stresses

  6. Recent Displacements

  7. Geomechanical Models

About these proceedings


The idea of the present symposium was conceived a few years ago by the Working Group 3 (WG3) of the Interunion Commission of Geodynamics (ICG). Now that its Program has been completed, it was decided to present the results of that part of the activities of the WG3 indicated in the symposium title. The writer was asked by the WG3 to coordinate the contributions. The European Geophysical Society (EGS) kindly offered to host the symposium during its meeting in Vienna in September, 1979, and Springer-Verlag in Vienna agreed to publish a "Proceedings" volume of the Symposium. These efforts are gratefully acknowledged. The whole subject matter of the symposium was divided into 6 "themes". The first concerns in situ stress determinations, the second deals with stresses as inferred from fault-plane solutions of earthquakes, the third geomorphic and geological effects of stresses, the fourth petrofabrics and stresses, the fifth recent displacements and the sixth geomechanical models. Upon the recommendation of the WG3, contributors were invited to present papers falling under the themes mentioned. The symposium, how­ ever, was also open to unsolicited contributors in the general call for papers for the EGS-meeting. It is hoped that the papers will present a fairly complete picture of the results obtained in the study of tectonic stresses in the Alpine-Mediterranean region during the ten years of the duration of the International Geodynamics Program.


Alpen /Geologie Mittelmeerländer /Geologie Spannung fault finite element method mechanics model nature research simulation tectonics

Editors and affiliations

  • Adrian E. Scheidegger
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of GeophysicsTechnical UniversityWienAustria

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-81578-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-8588-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-3375
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