Topographic stress with Pylith


#1

Hi everybody.
My name is Felipe Díaz and im a geology tesis student in Chile. I would like to use your gravitational body force model for calculate the stress generated by the topography (espetially Andes cordillera) in the megathrust

This is my first time working with pylith. If you can give me some recomendation or advice for using this model, for example what kind of information i need or how i can set correctly the data, will be usefully for me in my investigation.


#2

See Section 7.17 of the PyLith v2.2.1 manual for examples of computing initial stresses associated with gravity. If you have lateral variations in density/topography, you will need to be careful about finding a suitable steady-state solution.

Sorry for the delayed reply due to the gov’t shutdown in the US.