Deformation of the Earth's Surface by Local Mass Loading and Uploading Effects

Marcel Mojzes, Pavol Kollar, Milos Valko


The mass of a building influences a deformation of the Earth’s
surface up to long distance from area of realization. The elastic and rheological effects of settlement are modeled by different methods presented in the many scientific papers. More deeply knowledge of mechanical properties of materials and modern computer equipment allow construct very precisely model reaction of the Earth surface on loading effects in time. Geodesists and geophysicists need to know this laws of deformation and theirs time evolution for design of control geodetic networks and for analysis of repeated control measurements of horizontal and vertical time series. The presentation contents the mathematical modeling of the
Earth elastic surface deformation caused by loading and unloading effects caused by a mass.


mass loading; compressibility of soil; elastic settlement of earth’s surface

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