Title

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

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1016/0098-3004(93)90032-Z

Keywords

Elastic plates, Finite differences, Flexure, Foreland basins, Gauss-Seidel iteration, Successive overrelaxation, Thrust sheets

Publication Date

1-1-1993

Journal Title

Computers and Geosciences

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