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Title: An experimental and theoretical investigation of fold development
Author: Summers, John Morris
ISNI:       0000 0001 3489 7969
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 1979
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This thesis is concerned with the development of fold structures in uniform, well laminated or foliated geological systems. Such structures include monoclinic and conjugate kink bands, 'box' folds and chevron folds. These types of structure occur over a wide range of geological scales in materials or layered systems with a well developed planar anisotropy. The thesis is divided into two distinct sections. The first section (Chapters 1, 2 and 3) is concerned with mechanical models of fold development in uniform multilayers. Chapter 1 contains a review of previous work in this field and particular emphasis is placed on the work of M. Biot. The role of mechanical anisotropy in producing active amplification of folds in uniform, finely laminated multilayers is discussed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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