Projects involving experimental modeling

• Hanafi, B.R., in progress. Influence of salt and interbedded strata on deformation patterns during extension and shortening; insights from experimental models. Ph.D. thesis.
• Warrell, K., in progress. Extensional reactivation of low-angle thrust faults and influence of preexisting, low-angle fabrics on rifting: Insights from scaled, experimental modeling and field analysis. Ph.D. thesis.
• Flite, M., in progress. Experimental modeling of multiphase deformation: extension followed by strike-slip deformation. Ph.D. thesis.
* Needle, M.D., 2016. Experimental modeling of salt flow subparallel to basement-involved faults: Influence of salt distribution and fault geometries in rift basins. M.S. thesis.
• Kinney, S., 2014. Influence of mechanical stratigraphy on the development of thrust faults and associated secondary structures: A scaled experimental approach. Henry Rutgers senior honors thesis.
Henza et al. (2011)Putra, C. 2013. Influence of pre-existing strike-slip faults on fault development during a subsequent phase of extension. M.S. thesis.
• Poorvin, E. 2010. Experimental modeling of gravitational collapse structures. M.S. thesis.
• Hidayah, T.N. 2010. Experimental modeling of focused shortening: Understanding the structural development of reverse fault zones. M.S. thesis.
• Lovich, M., 2010. Geometry of faults and folds in an experimental model of detached shortening; Results of serial sectioning and 3D visualization. Independent study project.
• Henza, A.A. 2009. Normal-fault development during multiple phases of rifting. Ph.D. thesis.
• Durcanin, M. 2009. Influence of synrift salt on rift-basin development; Application to the Orpheus basin, offshore eastern Canada. M.S. thesis.
• Baum, M.S. 2006. Controls on the deformation produced by oblique inversion of rift basins: Which structures reflect the paleostrain state? Ph.D. thesis.
• Granger, A. 2005. Influence of basal boundary conditions on normal-fault geometries in scaled physical models of extension. M.S. thesis.
• Granger, A., 2002. 3D geometry of normal fault populations in experimental clay models. George H. Cook senior honors thesis.
• Clifton, A.E. 2000. Laboratory and field studies of oblique rifting. Ph.D. thesis.
• Ackermann, R.V. 1997. Spatial distribution of rift-related fractures: Field observations, experimental modeling, and influence on drainage networks. Ph.D. thesis.
• Viersma, M., 1997. Variations in strain accommodated by faults in a scaled physical model. Independent study project.