A complete model for non-Newtonian sedimentary basins in presence of faults and compaction phenomena
Monday 22nd February 2010
Longoni, Matteo; Malossi, A.C.I.; Quarteroni, Alfio; Villa, Andrea
In this paper we present a model and a complete numerical tool for simulating the three-dimensional dynamics of realistic stratified sedimentary basins. We developed dedicated mathematical algorithms to include most of the key physical aspects such as the movement of the basement, the non-Newtonian behavior of the sediments, the effects of faults and the presence of compaction phenomena. This approach is mandatory to capture all the three-dimensional effects of realistic evolution dynamics, whose duration is about millions of years and to provide reliable results. In this work we apply our methods to a realistic and topologically complex sedimentary system.