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A numerical model has been developed to investigale the grain size distributions and stratal patterns associated with compressional and extensional fault-related folds in nonmarine settings. First, the basic predicted stratal and facies geometries for a single extensional and thrust-fault-related fold are identified. Then the modeling is extended to situations involving multiple faults and changes in displacement velocity. Finally, the model is invoked to study structural inversion comprising a change from extension to compression. The stratigraphic architecture of facies patterns predicted by the model is sensitive to convergence and sequence of fault activation and may serve as a guide in interpreting the stratigraphic record associated with multiple fault structures. Application of insights from our modeling to a few natural examples of growth faults and sheds light on various interpretations of these structures.

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