Folding of Viscous Layers: Mechanical Analysis and Interpretation of Structures in Deformed Rock

By: Johnson, Arvid M.; Fletcher, Raymond C.

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A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 461 pages. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; The Study of Folds and Some Basic Problems of Folding Theory; Ramp Folding in Appalachian Mountains; Models for Sliding on a Weak Interface, with Applications to Faulting; Density Instability; Folds in Single Layers Embedded in Viscous Media; Sizes of Folds in Multilayered Viscous Materials; Forms of Folds in Simple Viscous Multilayers; Folding and Pinch-and-Swell of Layers of Simple, Nonlinear Fluids, Including Power-law Fluids; Closing Comments; Appendix/Derivation of Basic Equations; Bibliography; Index.


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Much recent work in structural geology has been conducted to understand the forms of fold structures and their mode of origin. Most of this work has transpired without appeal to the principles and practice of solid mechanics. Instead, fold forms have been hypothesized to arise via motions that can be expressed by simple geometric relation. However, this approach is incapable of realizing any material under physically realistic boundary conditions.

Title: Folding of Viscous Layers: Mechanical Analysis and Interpretation of Structures in Deformed Rock

Author: Johnson, Arvid M.; Fletcher, Raymond C.

Categories: Geology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: N Y., Columbia Univ Pr: 1994

ISBN Number: 0231084846

ISBN Number 13: 9780231084840

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 117284