• Geology
  • Published 2013

Influence of compaction and diagenesis of non-lithified sediments on their mechanical behavior and their fate in subduction zones

@inproceedings{Gadenne2013InfluenceOC,
  title={Influence of compaction and diagenesis of non-lithified sediments on their mechanical behavior and their fate in subduction zones},
  author={Leslie Gadenne and Hugues Raimbourg and Yuzuru Yamamoto and Laurent Jolivet},
  year={2013}
}
The mechanical behavior of non-lithified sediments entering subduction zones evolves along with primary changes in physical (decrease in porosity under increase of stress) and mineralogical (smectite-to-illite transformation under increase in temperature) properties. The respective contributions of both processes, as well as their relative timing is not well constrained, because technical limitation of coring prevents the collection of natural samples at depths below ~1500 m below seafloor… CONTINUE READING