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dc.contributor.advisor Gordon, Richard G.
dc.creatorKoomen, Amy Corinne
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:30:44Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:30:44Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17352
dc.description.abstract A new computer program for strain visualization has been written. Given an upper triangular deformation tensor, which corresponds to homogeneous deformations where no shearing occurs in the z-direction (assuming a right-handed reference system), the program calculates and displays the strain ellipsoid. In addition, it can show the orientations and magnitudes of the finite strain axes, paths of particle motion, instantaneous strain axes, vorticity vector, and flow apophyses. The strain visualization program has been applied to the wrench-dominated transconvergence of the Pacific-Sierra Nevada plate boundary. I find that, within the uncertainties, the two end-members of accommodation of fault-normal contraction can produce finite strain axes matching the orientation of the mean fold-axis azimuth of the California Coast Range. Furthermore, I find that modeling the regional geology as though it were experiencing coaxial deformation is not an invalid oversimplification.
dc.format.extent 157 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectGeology
dc.title Kinematics and visualization of strain in three dimensions
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Earth Science
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Koomen, Amy Corinne. "Kinematics and visualization of strain in three dimensions." (2000) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17352.


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