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  Information - TS1.1 Quantitative Structural Geology: What does it tell us about the mechanics?

Event Information
Structural geology is moving continuously from geometry and kinematics of rocks towards a quantitative understanding of what the structures mean in terms of mechanics. The mechanics of rocks are more complex and require knowledge of a larger number of parameters than kinematic models. However, a mechanical approach also allows for determining more parameters and generally reduces the number of scenarios since some kinematically feasible models are mechanically impossible.
Many of the classic structures such as folds, fractures, shear zones, objects in shear, deformation of hetero- versus homogenous rocks are currently under mechanical re-investigation and we would like to gather in this session contributions that focus mainly on what we can learn about the mechanics, i.e. decipher the rheology, deformation, and forces that governed the formation of the structures. Contributions are welcome from all quantitative mechanical structural geology approaches, including theoretical, numerical, analogue, and experimental studies. Applications to field/real rocks are highly encouraged.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Franz Maerten, IGEOSS
"3D restoration of natural structures based on geomechanics"


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