12.520 | Fall 2006 | Graduate


Course Description

This course deals with mechanics of deformation of the crust and mantle, with emphasis on the importance of different rheological descriptions: brittle, elastic, linear and nonlinear fluids, and viscoelastic.
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Lecture Notes
Diagram of tectonic plates showing possible sources of stress.
Sources of tectonic stress. (Image by MIT OCW.)