Modelització i interpretació d'estructures tectòniques associades a la localització de la deformació

  • Carreras Planells, Jordi (Principal Investigator)
  • Gómez Rivas, Enrique (Scholar)
  • Alsop, Ian, University of St. Andrews (Researcher on contract)
  • Czeck, Dyanna Marie, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Researcher on contract)
  • Druguet Tantiña, Elena (Researcher on contract)
  • Griera Artigas, Albert (Researcher on contract)
  • Takeda, Yoshi Taka, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) (Researcher on contract)
  • Bons, Paul Dirk, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Investigator)

Project Details


This project focusses on the study of tectonic structures arisen from strain localization in mid- and low
crustal domains, a key subject in dynamics of the lithosphere. Conceived as a continuation of the
previous one, the project has as a main goal the study of nucleation and development of shear zones
and deformation bands and related structures and their localization in the presence of melts. The
methodology integrates the study of natural structures with combined experimental and numerical
methods and three-dimensional visualization. This approach emphasizes more the phenomenological
questions than the regional context. This justifies the selection of very specific field areas where the
geological and geodynamic context is sufficiently understood. The two selected areas (Hercinian of the
Pyrenees and Quetico Belt) are located in a transpressive geodynamic setting. The results of this
research project will represent a significant advance in the knowledge of dynamic, kinematic and
rheological controls on the nucleation, geometry and later evolution of deformation structures, all crucial
factors for the correct interpretation of the evolution of orogens and associated processes. Apart from
the merely scientific aims, the project will help to consolidate, extend and give international relevance to
the research group. Collaboration with other research groups will contribute to this purpose.
Effective start/end date13/12/0413/12/07


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