Review of mechanics-based restoration

Abstract

Restoration is a process to recover the geometric configuration of rocks in the past before tectonics deformations. It was introduced by Chamberlin [1910] and formalized on cross-section by Dahlstrom [1969]. It was firstly based on geometric assumptions such as layer area conservation or constant horizon length and developed on cross-sections, surface horizons and volumetric models [e.g. Chamberlin, 1910, Dahlstrom, 1969, Muron, 2005]. For the last ten years, mechanics-based restoration has been developed [Muron, 2005]. This abstract proposes a review of mechanics-based restoration. The main interests of restoration are: get the geometry of a geological model before deformations, validate the consistency of an initial model and predict potential fracture areas.

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    @PROCEEDINGS{,
        author = { Chauvin, Benjamin P. and Caumon, Guillaume },
         title = { Review of mechanics-based restoration },
         month = { "oct" },
     booktitle = { The Geology of Geomechanics },
          year = { 2015 },
    organization = { The Geological Society },
      abstract = { Restoration is a process to recover the geometric configuration of rocks in the past before tectonics deformations. It was introduced by Chamberlin [1910] and formalized on cross-section by Dahlstrom [1969]. It was firstly based on geometric assumptions such as layer area conservation or constant horizon length and developed on cross-sections, surface horizons and volumetric models [e.g. Chamberlin, 1910, Dahlstrom, 1969, Muron, 2005]. For the last ten years, mechanics-based restoration has been developed [Muron, 2005]. This abstract proposes a review of mechanics-based restoration. The main interests of restoration are: get the geometry of a geological model before deformations, validate the consistency of an initial model and predict potential fracture areas. }
    }