Stress in an elastic hump: The effects of glacier flow over elastic bedrock

L. W. Morland, G. S. Boulton

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Stress fields in an isotropic elastic semi-infinite domain with a humped contour subjected to applied tractions are obtained for plane strain or plane stress conditions. Domains mapped conformally onto the half-plane by a class of rational functions are considered and a complex variable method is used to determine an analytic solution. A general Fortran program has been constructed to determine stresses, principal directions, principal strains, and maximum shear tractions at specified points.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-173
Number of pages17
JournalProceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number1637
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 1975

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