Tensor program for fault-kinematic analysis and paleostress reconstruction
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How to refer to the Tensor program in publications?

TENSOR and Win_TENSOR softwares are provided free of charge for scientific academic and educational purposes. Therefore, for any work performed with this program, it is requested that it is acknowledged by citing the paper Delvaux and Sperner (2003) and by including the following statement in the acknowledgements: "The scientific results were obtained using Win-Tensor, a software developed by Dr. Damien Delvaux, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium."

Delvaux, D. and Sperner, B. (2003). Stress tensor inversion from fault kinematic indicators and focal mechanism data: the TENSOR program. In: New Insights into Structural Interpretation and Modelling (D. Nieuwland Ed.). Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 212: 75-100.
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This paper descrives the fault-slip data used, the notion of subsets, the principle of the Right Dihedron and Rotational Optimisation methods and the quality ranking.

In addition, one or several of the following references can be also cited.

Application of Win-Tensor for large and multiphase data sets, implementation of statistics and standard deviations to the results:
Kipata, M.L., Delvaux, D., Sebagenzi, M.N., Cailteux, J.-J., Sintubin M. (2013). Brittle tectonic and stress field evolution in the Pan-African Lufilian arc and its foreland (Katanga, DRC): from orogenic compression to extensional collapse, transpressional inversion and transition to rifting. Geologica Belgica, 16/1-2, 001-017.
Abstract and PDF at Geologica Belgica  
Application of Tensor program to fault-slip data and definition of the Stress Regime Index R':
Delvaux, D., Moeys, R., Stapel, G., Melnikov, A. and Ermikov, V. (1995). Paleostress reconstruction and geodynamics of the Baikal region, Central Asia. Part I. Pre-rift evolution: Paleozoic and Mesozoic. Tectonophysics, 252: 61-101.
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Release of Win-Tensor version 4.0:
Delvaux, D. (2012). Release of program Win-Tensor 4.0 for tectonic stress inversion: statistical expression of stress parameters. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, 2012. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 14, EGU2012-5899.
Presentation of Win-Tensor for Windows:
Delvaux, D. (2011). Win-Tensor, an interactive computer program for fracture analysis and crustal stress reconstruction. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 13, EGU2011-4018.
First release of Tensor for DOS:
DELVAUX, D. (1993). The TENSOR program for paleostress reconstruction: exemples from the east African and the Baikal rift zones. EUG VII Strasbourg, France, 4-8 April 1993. Abstract supplement N°1 to Terra Nova, vol. 5, p. 216.

Technical bibliographic references

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