Asymmetric Continuum: Basic Motions and Equations

  • Roman Teisseyre
  • Maria Teisseyre-Jeleńska
Part of the GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences book series (GEPS)


For axial, shear and rotational strains, we present the basic motion equations, which follow directly from the derivatives of the classic Newton formula; these motion equations can be quite independent; their reference displacements can be quite different. However, for the waves emitted from a common source (e.g., an earthquake focus) some of these motions might be correlated or phase shifted; these interaction fields explain the wave propagation due the rotation strain and shear strain mutual release-rebound processes. For a solid continuum we introduce the molecular transport motion as nuclei of a possible real transport inside a fracture domain. We consider also the important experimental data related to the appearances of the \( E_{\varphi \varphi } \)


Molecular Transport Deviatoric Strain Double Couple Stress Moment Reference Displacement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of GeophysicsPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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