Australian Paleo-stress map project

Fig12_0Ma-6Ma_asmUsing the engineering finite element modelling software package ABAQUS we have modelled the horizontal compressive stress of the Indo-Australian plate for time periods dating from the mid-Cretaceous. This work was carried out as part of the Tectonic Reactivation and Palaeo-Stress (TRAPS) Linkage project in collaboration with Shell, BHP Billiton,Woodside Petroleum and SANTOS in order to create a framework for predicting the tectonic reactivation of faults through time.

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Müller, R.D., Dyksterhuis, S., and Rey, P., in 2012, Australian palaeo-stress fields and tectonic reactivation over the past 100 Ma. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 59, 13-28, DOI: 10.1080/08120099.2011.605801. Download the paper

Dyksterhuis, S. and Müller, R.D., 2008, Cause and evolution of intraplate orogeny in Australia. Geology36, 495-498, doi:10.1130/G24536A.1. Download the paper

Müller, R.D. and Dyksterhuis, S., 2007, Current and palaeo-stress models for central Australian Basins. In: Proceedings of the Central Australian Basins Symposium, Alice Springs, August, 2005 ed. by Munson, T.J. and Ambrose, G.J., Northern Territory Geological Survey Special Publication 2, 1-9. Download the paper

Dyksterhuis, S., Müller, R.D. and Albert, R., 2005, Palaeo-stress field evolution of the Australian continent since the Eocene. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, B05102, 13pp, doi:10.1029/2003JB002728. Download the paper

Dyksterhuis, S., Albert, R. and Müller, R.D., 2005, Finite-element modelling of contemporary and palaeo-intraplate stress using ABAQUS. Computers and Geosciences 31, 297-307, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2004.10.011. Download the paper

Dyksterhuis, S. and Müller, R.D., 2004, Modelling the contemporary and palaeo stress field of Australia using finite-element modelling with automatic optimisation Exploration Geophysics 35 (4), 236-241, doi:10.1071/EG04236. Download the paper