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Geological Deformation of Sediments

Edited By: A Maltman

348 pages, Illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #24108 | ISBN: 0412405903
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This book covers the theoretical principles, their application and results in all the geological environments where sediment deformation is now known to be important. It explains the basic ideas for a newcomer, but develops concepts and provides numerous up-to-date literature references for the advanced specialist. The emphasis is on employing a sound understanding of mechanical principles to analyze observed structures.


Part 1 Introduction and overview, Alex Maltman: general considerations; mechanical aspects; causes of deformation. Part 2 Mechanical principles of sediment deformation, Mervyn Jones: introduction; mechanics of particulate media in theory and experiment; natural stress, strain, and pore pressure; conclusions. Part 3 Glacial deformation, Tavi Murray: introduction; subglacial conditions; stresses arising from overlying ice; sediment properties; the sediment transport system - production, alteration, and loss; models of sediment properties and deformation; basal processes as a control of deformation; effects of deformation; preservation of features; other types of glacial deformation; conclusion. Part 4 Sedimentary deformational structures, John Collinson: introduction; principles of physical disturbance; deformational structures; deformation related to early chemical precipitation. Part 5 Mass movements, Ole Martinsen: introduction; falls; fluidal flows; flows with plastic behaviour; slumps; slides; creep. Part 6 Tectonic deformation - stress paths and strain histories, Dan Karig & Julie Morgan: introduction; stress paths of sediments in basins; stress paths in accretionary prisms; conclusions. Part 7 Fluids in deforming sediments, Kevin Brown: introduction; basic hydrogeological concepts; fluid sources and tectonic driving of flow; permeability in active tectonic systems; control of lithology and consolidation on permeability; permeability at low effective stress; deformation and tortuosity; conclusions. Part 8 Melanges - illustrations of the dewatering, deformation, diagenesis interplay, Tim Byrne: introduction; progressive deformation and dewatering in the nankai accretionary prism; coherent sediments in the kodiak accretionary prism; melange terranes in the kodiak accretionary prism; accreted sediments in Western Washington; conclusions. Part 9 Deformation structures preserved in rocks, Alex Maltman: introduction; techniques of examination; microfabrics; micro/macroscopic structures; macro/mesoscopic structures; recognition of sediment deformation structures.

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