Coupling of diffusional mass transport and deformation in a tight rock

Raymond C. Fletcher

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Simple governing equations coupling diffusional transport at a macroscopic scale and deformation in a tight rock are formulated. The deformation alone is described by a linear viscous rheology. Several deformations of geological interest are analyzed, including the folding of an embedded layer. A basic feature is the length-scale dependence of diffusional effects. Interpretation of natural structures permits the estimation of parameters governing the diffusional transport and rate of deformation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-291
Number of pages17
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Mar 20 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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