Bibliothèque cantonale jurassienne

How hard were the Jura mountains pushed ?

Hindle, David

In: Swiss journal of geosciences, 2008, vol. 101, p. 305-310

Université de Neuchâtel

A model of displacement and strain for arc-shaped mountain belts applied to the Jura arc

Hindle, David ; Besson, Olivier ; Burkhard, Martin

In: Journal of Structural Geology, 2000, vol. 22, p. 1285-1296

A plan view geometric model for simple, parallel, differential displacements is presented. As an analogue for models of arcuate mountain belt formation we use the model to predict strain patterns produced by parallel displacement in front of a rigid versus deformable indenter. A rigid indenter is simulated by an irregular quadrilateral displaced a constant amount along its hinterland boundary. A...

Université de Neuchâtel

Quantifying stresses and strains from the Jura Arc, and their usefulness in choosing a deformation model for the region

Hindle, David ; Burkhard, Martin (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2000 ; 1511.

In a study of the Jura arc, focusing on the aspects of finite strain, displacements and differential stresses, we have produced new data and models to explain the formation of the Jura arc and suggest that these models may be applicable as a classification for other arcs around the world. The classification of arcs has been greatly simplified to just three end member models. These end members are...

Université de Neuchâtel

Strain, displacement and rotation associated with the formation of curvature in fold belts ; the example of the Jura arc

Hindle, David ; Burkhard, Martin

In: Journal of Structural Geology, 1999, vol. 21, p. 1089-1101

A new simplified genetic classification scheme for arcuate fold–thrust belts is proposed. Based on total strain patterns and displacement vector fields, we distinguish three extreme end-member models: (1) ‘Oroclines', pure bending of an initially straight belt, (2) ‘Piedmont glacier' with divergent transport directions and (3) ‘Primary arcs'. A simple geometric model set-up for the...