A Coupled Fluid Expulsion/Deformation Model of Dewatering Sediments

  • F. Tom Chang
  • G. P. Lennon
  • Sibel Pamukcu
  • B. Carson
Part of the Frontiers in Sedimentary Geology book series (SEDIMENTARY)


The coupled dewatering and deformation behavior of sediments in an accretionary prism under horizontal tectonic loading at continental margins has been studied recently using the concepts of soil mechanics and flow through porous media. The dominant mechanism that contributes to fluid expulsion and deformation of sediments is high excess pore pressure that may be induced by mechanical loading, heating (Shi and Wang, 1985, 1986), or release of mineralogically bound water (Carson, 1987).


Hydraulic Conductivity Excess Pore Pressure Porosity Distribution Plane Strain Problem Critical State Line 
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  • F. Tom Chang
  • G. P. Lennon
  • Sibel Pamukcu
  • B. Carson

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