deformation ellipsoid

deformation ellipsoid

[‚def·ər′mā·shən ə′lip‚sȯid]
(mechanics)
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Initially, we have used 94 focal mechanisms (CMT) reported by the Harvard University (1976-2000, Mw > = 5.0) for stress inversion by means Slide Model proposed by Reches (1983; 1987), under the hypothesis of Navier-Coulomb rupture to determine the direction of fractures systems conjugated under three-dimensional deformation ellipsoids. For the application of this method we have assumed the following premises: