An analytical solution for the elastic response to surface loads imposed on a layered, transversely isotropic and self-gravitating Earth
Barletta, Valentina Roberta
Tabrizi, A. Molavi
Composition of the planets | Dynamics | Gravity and tectonics | Mechanics, theory and modelling | Elasticity and anelasticity | Planetary interiors
We present an analytical solution for the elastic deformation of an elastic, transversely isotropic, layered and self-gravitating Earth by surface loads. We first introduce the vector spherical harmonics to express the physical quantities in the layered Earth. This redu...