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Using constraint satisfaction as a means for modelling parallel folding evolution


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Edmunds, R., Hicks, B. J. and Mullineux, G., 2011. Using constraint satisfaction as a means for modelling parallel folding evolution. IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, 76 (1), pp. 169-192.

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Abstract

This paper uses constraint satisfaction and optimization to find least energy solutions of a solid, elastic frictional model for parallel folding. Such a model is representative of multilayer geological systems undergoing buckling deformation and modelling the evolution of folds poses a significant problem. Simplifying the model down to a two-layer formulation and, assuming the geometry of the whole layered material is governed by this, the behaviour of the central interface is modelled using a number of points whose movement is constrained. The small-deflection model, with a linear foundation and no apparent lock-up criteria, closely matches the sequential nature seen in experiments. By adding a hardening non-linear foundation stiffness and linearly increasing the overburden pressure, the destabilization and restabilization of the experimental load-deflection plots is clearly observed.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsEdmunds, R., Hicks, B. J. and Mullineux, G.
DOI10.1093/imamat/hxq059
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
Research CentresInnovative Design & Manufacturing Research Centre (IdMRC)
RefereedNo
StatusPublished
ID Code22789

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