Document Type : Original Research Paper


Department of Geology, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran


In this research, using deformed chert nodules in the calcareous units of Sarvak Formation in Pyun anticline, quantitative strain values in different parts of this anticline have been investigated. In a perpendicular fold axis survey, the anticline was divided into seven different areas. At least 40 nodules were measured in each area and finite strain analysis was carried out using Rf/Ø and polar methods. The results of strain studies show an increase mode in strain values from the fold limbs (Rs = 1.7) to the fold hinge (Rs = 2.9). Kinematic vorticity analysis shows the range between 0.68<Wk<0.91 and the effect of both simple and pure shear strain components and the occurrence of the strain partitioning in the Pyun anticline. The amounts of kinematic vorticity number indicate the increase of pure shear strain components in the hinge of anticline and the predominance of simple shear strain components in the limbs of the Pyun anticline. According to the results of strain analyses the amounts of bulk shortening was estimated about 47- 50 percent in the Pyun anticline.


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