Foreland basin-a FORTRAN program to model the formation of foreland basins resulting from the flexural deflection of the lithosphere caused by a time-varying distributed load
A FORTRAN program is described that calculates the deflection of a thin elastic plate resulting from a time-varying distributed load. The program is useful for modeling the subsidence of a foreland basin where the elastic plate is the lithosphere and the distributed load is a wedge-shaped thrust sheet. The deflection is calculated for a specific load distribution, and hence at a specific time but one can prescribe various loads at different times in the loading history so that the basin subsidence history can be shown.
Elastic plates, Finite differences, Flexure, Foreland basins, Gauss-Seidel iteration, Successive overrelaxation, Thrust sheets
Hinojosa, Juan Homero, and Kevin L. Mickus. "Foreland basin—a FORTRAN program to model the formation of foreland basins resulting from the flexural deflection of the lithosphere caused by a time-varying distributed load." Computers & Geosciences 19, no. 9 (1993): 1321-1332.
Computers and Geosciences