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Theory of folding of stratified viscoelastic media and its implications in tectonics and orogenesis

Maurice Anthony Biot
Theory of folding of stratified viscoelastic media and its implications in tectonics and orogenesis
Geological Society of America Bulletin (1961) 72 (11): 1595-1620

Abstract

This paper presents an introduction to the theory of folding of stratified viscoelastic media under compression and discusses its significance in the context of tectonics and orogenesis. Simplified derivations are given for results obtained earlier by the writer as particular cases of more elaborate theories. The writer emphasizes the mechanism involved in folding. The paper begins with a discussion of the buckling of an elastic rod that is under axial compression and is restrained laterally by viscous dashpots. The analysis then proceeds to the analogous problem for an elastic and a viscous plate surrounded by a viscous medium. Results of some of the more complex problems previously analyzed by the writer are also applied and discussed. Experimental verification of the theory by model tests is presented in a companion paper.


ISSN: 0016-7606
EISSN: 1943-2674
Coden: BUGMAF
Serial Title: Geological Society of America Bulletin
Serial Volume: 72
Serial Issue: 11
Title: Theory of folding of stratified viscoelastic media and its implications in tectonics and orogenesis
Pages: 1595-1620
Published: 1961
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 1961-011650
Categories: Structural geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus., tables
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1961
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