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3D discrete kinematic modelling applied to extensional and compressional tectonics

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T. Cornu
T. Cornu
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IFP 1-4 avenue de Bois-Préau, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France (e-mail: tristan.cornu@ifp.fr; frederic.schneider@ifp.fr)
Present address: Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Tectonics, Vrije Universiteit De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (e-mail: tristan.cornu@falw.vu.nl)
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F. Schneider
F. Schneider
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IFP 1-4 avenue de Bois-Préau, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France (e-mail: tristan.cornu@ifp.fr; frederic.schneider@ifp.fr)
Present address: Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Tectonics, Vrije Universiteit De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (e-mail: tristan.cornu@falw.vu.nl)
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J.-P. Gratier
J.-P. Gratier
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LGIT, Observatoire de l’Université de Grenoble, IRIGM BP 53, 38041 Grenoble, France (e-mail: Jean-Pierre.Gratier@obs.ujf-grenoble.fr)
Present address: Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Tectonics, Vrije Universiteit De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (e-mail: tristan.cornu@falw.vu.nl)
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Published:
January 01, 2003

Abstract

The 3D simulation of coupled backward and forward deformation of geological layers is a new step in basin modelling. Although this problem could be addressed with either mechanical or kinematic approaches, the mechanical approach remains too complex to be addressed properly. The kinematic model described here allows a geologically valid path, which takes into account an incremental evolution in time. To obtain a better description of 3D geometries, the model uses a full hexaedric discretization and the discrete neutral surface of each layer is used when performing the flexural slip deformation. An application to a synthetic geological case is then proposed, to study the behaviour of the structure in compressional and extensional contexts.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

New Insights into Structural Interpretation and Modelling

D. A. Nieuwland
D. A. Nieuwland
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Geological Society of London
Volume
212
ISBN electronic:
9781862394605
Publication date:
January 01, 2003

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