Sedimentary basin deformation: an incremental stress approach

Tuncay K., Park A., Ortoleva P.

TECTONOPHYSICS, vol.323, pp.77-104, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 323
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0040-1951(00)00095-0
  • Journal Name: TECTONOPHYSICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-104
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


A key component of sedimentary basin evolution is the spatial distribution and temporal variation of stress and deformation. The many deformation processes (poroelasticity, fracturing, irreversible nonlinear viscosity, and pressure solution) are inextricably bound in a tightly coupled network which, in turn, is coupled to a myriad of basin diagenetic, thermal and hydrologic processes. In the approach presented here, the various deformation processes are integrated through an incremental stress approach. Together with mass, momentum and energy conservation, this approach yields a complete, fully coupled basin model that captures basin and fault phenomena that are beyond the scope of simpler or decoupled models.