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Sun69: Penny-shaped crack in elastic half-space

version (3.42 KB) by François Beauducel
Computes surface deformation due to hydrostatic pressure in a horizontal circular fracture.


Updated 05 Jan 2010

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The Sun [1969] model calculates analytical solution for surface deformation due to hydrostatic pressure inside a horizontal circular fracture (“penny-shaped”) in an elastic, homogeneous half-space. This can be used typically to simulate magma overpressure in a sill below a volcano.

The proposed Matlab script is a literal transcription of the Sun's paper equations. The equations are also vectorized for all input parameters.

See help for syntax, example, and script comments for details.

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MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R13
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