Mechanical Models of Tilted Block Basins

  1. Raymond A. Price
  1. H. W. S. McQueen2 and
  2. C. Beaumont1

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM048p0065

Origin and Evolution of Sedimentary Basins and Their Energy and Mineral Resources

Origin and Evolution of Sedimentary Basins and Their Energy and Mineral Resources

How to Cite

McQueen, H. W. S. and Beaumont, C. (1989) Mechanical Models of Tilted Block Basins, in Origin and Evolution of Sedimentary Basins and Their Energy and Mineral Resources (ed R. A. Price), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM048p0065

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., Canada B3H 4J1

  2. 2

    Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Gpo Box 4, Canberra, Act 2601, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904528

Online ISBN: 9781118666654

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Keywords:

  • Sedimentary basins—Congresses;
  • Mines and mineral resources—Congresses;
  • Power resources—Congresses

Summary

Tilted block basins develop as a consequence of crustal or lithospheric rotations during imbrication under horizontal in-plane compression. We develop the basic mechanics of the block interactions, consider the consequences of elastic flexure and outline how more realistic elastic-plastic rheologies may explain decoupling and deformation at depth.