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Emplacement Mechanisms of Nappes and Thrust Sheets

By: Olivier Merle(Author)
160 pages, biography
Emplacement Mechanisms of Nappes and Thrust Sheets
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  • Emplacement Mechanisms of Nappes and Thrust Sheets ISBN: 9789048149674 Paperback Dec 2010 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Nappes and overthrusts are the most representative geological structures in mountain chains. The issue of their emplacement mechanisms and of the driving force of these displacements is a major problem in tectonics which interests, for near to a century now and not without harsh controversies, a significant proportion of structural geologists and geoscientists who work in the field of rock mechanics.

Emplacement Mechanisms of Nappes and Thrust Sheets attempts to give a clear and didactic synthesis of the current knowledge of the concept of thrusting, principally by tackling two approaches, mechanics and kinematics, which have proposed some solutions to this problem.

At first (Chapter I), the notions of thrusting are defined, with the most recent terminology and the most important geometric aspects. This introduction to the geometry of thrusts is logically followed by the presentation of their problem; the issue of the emplacement mechanisms (Chapter 2). Let us note in passing that the formulation of the concept and the presentation of its problem are associated historically, which justifies presenting them in the historical framework of this discovery before tackling the different solutions and mechanical hypotheses. These are detailed in Chapter 3 by following a chronological progression, and emphasising the divergences and oppositions between different models so as to cover them fully. The chapter on the kinematics (Chapter 4) then returns to the type of data which can be collected in the field, by clarifying the relationships between displacement and internal strain.


1: The Concept of Thrusting
2: Background
3: Mechanics
4: Kinematics
5: A Few Examples from the Alpine Chain

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Olivier Merle is a specialist in the relationship between deformation and displacement in nappes and thrusts. He has worked at the University of Arizona (USA) on thrusts in the Colorado Plateau and has carried out experimental research at the University of Texas at Austin. Olivier Merle was awarded the French CNRS Bronze Medal in 1992.

By: Olivier Merle(Author)
160 pages, biography
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