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Consideraciones termodinámicas entre la formación de poros y la presión hidrostática durante la soldadura subacuatica mojada/ Thermodynamic considerations between pores formation and hydrostatic pressure during underwater wet welding

Quintana Puchol, Rafael; Perdomo González, Lorenzo; Duffus Scott, Alejandro; Bracarense, Alexandre Queiroz; Pessoa, Ezequiel Caires Pereira
2009-06-01

Resumen en español Las formaciones de poros y grietas en los cordones de soldadura durante la soldadura subacuatica mojada son las principales causas que impiden alcanzar las propiedades mecánicas requeridas en el metal de soldadura para que estas possam ser utilizadas em aplicações de responsabilidade. Estos defectos están estrechamente asociados a la descomposición de la molécula de agua en las condiciones del arco eléctrico. En el presente trabajo se expone los cálculos termodin� (mas) �micos sobre el complejo proceso de la descomposición del agua en las condiciones de las altas temperaturas de arco eléctrico a una presión de una atmósfera de vapor. Los valores de las presiones parciales de los cinco principales productos de la evaporización y descomposición del agua (H2O(g), H2, O2, H y O) son calculados a temperaturas entre 1870 y 4000 K. Debido a que el hidrógeno atómico es el principal responsable de la formación de poros en el metal de soldadura es que se expresa finalmente su presión parcial en función de las presiones parciales del oxígeno atómico y vapor de agua. Se expone valores de la solubilidad del hidrógeno en el metal líquido en las condiciones de la soldadura subacuatica mojada a 50 y 100 m de profundidad y finalmente se compara los resultados obtenidos por cálculos termodinámicos con las mediciones efectuadas en soldaduras realizadas a 50 y 100m de profundidad. Resumen en inglés The pores and cracks formations in weld bead during underwater wet welding are the main cause that prevent to reach the required mechanical properties of the weld metal. These defects are closely associated with the decomposition of the water molecule under conditions of electric arc. In this paper the thermodynamic calculations of the complex process of the water decomposition under the conditions of high temperatures of electric arc to a pressure of one atmosphere of st (mas) eam is exposed. The values of the partial pressures of the five main products of the vaporizations and decomposition of the water (H2O(g), H2, O2, H and O) are calculated for temperatures among 1870 and 4000 K. Due to the fact that atomic hydrogen is the main responsible for the pore formation in the weld metal its partial pressure as function of partial pressures of atomic oxygen and steam (water vapor) is expressed. Values of hydrogen solubility in the liquid metal in conditions of underwater wet welding at 50 and 100 m of depth and, a comparison between the thermodynamic calculation and porosity measurement results are presented.

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Evolución petrotectónica del distrito minero Cerro Áspero y modelo de emplazamiento de los depósitos wolframíferos, Córdoba/ Petrotectonic evolution of the Cerro Aspero mining district and emplacement model of the wolframiferous deposits, Córdoba

Mutti, D.; González Chiozza, S.
2005-03-01

Resumen en español La geología relacionada con la intrusión granítica Cerro Áspero expone en el faldeo oriental de la sierra de Comechingones, mineralización metalífera diseminada y en brechas hidráulicas, conectada genéticamente a un grupo minero integrado por un sistema de enjambres de venas, vetas y mantos cuarzosos con direcciones NNO, ONO y N. La comarca presenta polimetamorfismo y al menos, dos eventos de cizallamiento simple (D3 y D4) y estructuras penetrativas (S2, S3 y S4) (mas) que se desarrollaron desde el Pampeano hasta el Famatiniano inclusive, favoreciendo la intrusión anorogénica del batolito Cerro Áspero a partir del Devónico tardío. Como consecuencia del evento magmático fueron reactivadas las estructuras, movilizando fluidos hidrotermales por las anisotropías del terreno y debajo de un nivel de anfibolitas macizo que actuó como una barrera impermeable. La acción de un esfuerzo máximo s1 (330º) contribuyó al desarrollo del sistema mineralizado siguiendo el patrón de fracturamiento del modelo de Riedel y propició la construcción del lineamiento mineral principal en una faja de cizalla simple dextral de posición 285º (S5). El fluido magmático - hidrotermal evolucionó mediante numerosos pulsos de ruptura y apertura de las inhomogeneidades rocosas, con sellado de cavidades por mecanismos de cierre con fracturamiento y relleno y disolución por presión. Estos mecanismos precipitaron sílice con hábito fibroso y reconcentraron elementos metálicos bajo un régimen de tracción y presión de fluido de poro estimada en 195 MPa. La edad de la mineralización de uno de sus estadios fue determinada en 343,8 ± 10,8 Ma, mediante una datación K/Ar en muscovita. Resumen en inglés Metalliferous mineralization, disseminated and in hydraulic breccias, in connection with a mining group composed of three swarm systems of quartz veinlets, veins and sills striking NNW, WNW and N, is exposed in the geological setting related to the Cerro Aspero granitic intrusion located in the eastern part of the Sierra de Comechingones. The region was affected by polimetamorphism during the Pampean and Famatinian cycles. At least two events of simple shearing (D3 and D4 (mas) ) and penetrative structures (S2, S3 and S4) were developed, favouring the anorogenic intrusion of Cerro Aspero batholith since late Devonian. This magmatic event was followed by a reactivation of deformation structures and circulation of hydrothermal fluids through rocks underlying a massive amphibolite level belonging to La Aguada formation, which mainly acted as an impermeable barrier in the area. A maximum stress s1 directed 330º promoted the development of mineralized systems following the fracturing pattern of Riedel's model, and also the development of a principal mineralized path related to a simple dextral shear belt, 285º in direction (S5). During the evolution of the magmatic-hydrothermal system, a high number of stages of fracturing and opening along rocks were registered, with sealing of cavities by mechanism of crack seal and pressure dissolution. By these mechanisms, fibrous habit silica was precipitated and metallic elements were concentrated, under a traction regime and a pore fluid pressure estimated in 195 MPa. The age of one of the mineralizing stages was determined in 343,8 ± 10,8 Ma through K/Ar dating in muscovite.

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ESTUDIO DEL MECANISMO DE FALLA DE TERRAPLENES DEBIDO A LA INFILTRACIÓN DE AGUAS LLUVIAS MEDIANTE EL MONITOREO DE PRESIONES DE POROS Y CONTENIDOS DE AGUA/ STUDY OF FAILURE MECHANISM IN EMBANKMENTS INDUCED BY RAINFALL INFILTRATION BY MONITORING PORE WATER PRESSURES AND WATER CONTENTS

GARCÍA, EDWIN; UCHIMURA, TARO
2007-07-01

Resumen en español El presente artículo muestra experimentos realizados utilizando modelos a escala para estudiar el proceso de infiltración en terraplenes sometidos a aguas lluvias. Varios modelos a escala fueron construidos usando un suelo arenoso con alto contenido de finos; para aplicar la lluvia artificial y observar el proceso de infiltración del agua se utilizó un tubo de irrigación. Para monitorear los cambios en succión ocasionados por los ciclos de humedecimiento y secado se (mas) instalaron dentro del suelo varios sensores de presión de poros, contenido de agua y de desplazamiento en diferentes puntos. El cambio de la presión de poros en el tiempo, el contenido de agua y las relaciones entre las mediciones de presión de poros y desplazamientos del suelo son presentados. Este estudio muestra que el movimiento del suelo en un talud está directamente relacionado con el contenido de agua del suelo y las presiones de poros existentes en él, sugiriendo que por medio del monitoreo de estos dos parámetros es posible predecir fallas locales inducidas por infiltración de aguas lluvias en los taludes. Resumen en inglés This paper presents experiments using scale models to study the infiltration process on embankments subjected to rainfall infiltration. Various model embankments were built using a silty sand soil; an irrigation pipe was used to applied artificial rainfall in order to observe the effect of the water infiltration. Pore water pressure, water content and displacements transducers were installed within the scale models at various locations to monitor the changes in suction ca (mas) used during cycles of wetting and drying processes. Pore water pressure histories, water content histories and relations between measurements of pore water pressures and displacements are presented. This study showed that slope movements are directly related to the soil water content and pore water pressures within the slope, suggesting that slope failure caused by rainfall infiltration could be predicted by monitoring these parameters.

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Los deslizamientos de la cordillera neuquina al sur de los 38° S: su inducción/ Mass wasting in the Neuquén Cordillera south of 38º: its trigger factors

González Díaz, Emilio F.; Folguera, Andrés
2009-06-01

Resumen en español Las conclusiones sobre los deslizamientos individualizados en la cordillera neuquina (36°-38°S), (su inducción sísmica; rechazo de la consideración de sus depósitos como till), indujo a proyectar su estudio al sur de los 38°S. Se distinguieron inéditas zonas de deslizamientos, cuya promoción y contexto sismotectónico difieren de los reconocidos entre los 36°-38°S. Su estudio regional, que abarcó tres comarcas (Aluminé, Chapelco y Arroyo Limay Chico), comprob (mas) ó el predominio de las corrientes de tierra sobre los deslizamientos rotacionales, siendo la excepción tipológica la avalancha de rocas de Chapelco, definida por su magnitud y morfología. Se interpretó una íntima relación entre sus ocurrencias y la presencia del Miembro Arroyo Limay Chico (Formación Caleufu). Su litología (con matriz de arcillas expansivas), su particular comportamiento físico-mecánico ante su saturación por precipitaciones y su disposición subyacente a planicies estructurales lávicas o conglomerádicas, determinaron su carácter de factor intrínseco condicionante. El inductor de las prehistóricas corrientes de tierra (y aun de las actuales), ha sido las precipitaciones intensas. La infiltración de sus aguas redujo la cohesión y fricción de los materiales, incrementó la presión del agua de los poros y la hidrostática normal a las pendientes, haciéndolas proclives a su desestabilización. Los deslizamientos rotacionales son genéticamente relacionados con el socavamiento basal en los valles por erosión lateral fluvial y adicionalmente con las precipitaciones. En ambos casos influyeron la orientación de las pendientes (>insolación), el debilitamiento de abruptas laderas (artesas) por esfuerzos horizontales (lateral release) y la pérdida postglaciaria del soporte o apoyo (debutressing) que brindaban las lenguas glaciarias. El desprendimiento de la avalancha de rocas del Chapelco, ha sido relacionado con intensas precipitaciones o prolongados períodos lluviosos. Se establece que la inducción de los deslizamiento reconocidos al sur de los 38°S, no se relaciona con un shock sísmico, como fuera propuesto para la región situada al norte de ese paralelo. Si bien se desconoce la edad concreta de estos deslizamientos, el análisis geomorfológico sugiere asignar su ocurrencia con posterioridad al englazamiento. Se carece de argumentos temporales para el caso de la comarca del arroyo Limay Chico, alejado de la cordillera. Las cartas geomorfológicas exponen las principales unidades geomórficas que caracterizan el paisaje de cada comarca examinada. Resumen en inglés The previous analysis of the prehistoric slide phenomena in the main Andes of Neuquén Province in Argentina (36º-38ºS), triggered the study of those located south of this latitude. Therefore a new set of mass wasting deposits has been identified, whose trigger factors and corresponding tectonic framework, where they are located, differ from the northern slides. Their study was performed in three specific areas: Aluminé, Chapelco and Arroyo Limay Chico. Earth flows pre (mas) dominate in relation to slumps. The only exception is the Chapelco rock avalanche. Their occurrence seems to be related to the presence of Limay Chico member of the Caleufú Formation, whose lithology (expanding clays), particular rheology before water saturation, and particular disposition underlying basaltic lava and conglomeradic plains were conditioning factors. The trigger factor of the Present and prehistoric earth flows has been intense orographic precipitations. Water saturation reduced friction and cohesion in materials, incrementing water pore pressure and producing slope instabilities. Rotational slides are related to the slope basal erosion produced by lateral river migration and additionally to precipitations. Slope orientation has been important in determining location of main slides. Lateral slope release through the flanks of glacial valleys due to debutressing because of the glacial retire in the area, has produced instability and rock fracturation that led to slide phenomena. The Chapelco rock avalanche is particularly related to copious precipitations during postglacial times. Thus sliding main trigger factors south of 38ºS differ from those proposed for the northern area where earthquakes dominated. Their specific age is still unknown, although their geomorphologic analysis allow to constraint a postglacial age for all these occurrences. However, temporal relationships are lacking for the specific case of the arroyo Limay Chico, beyond the glaciated area.

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Obtención de materiales antifricción hierro-arrabio-latón utilizando residuos de virutas de arrabio

Nasamov, S. N.; Krivij, N.; Gudenau, H. W.; Babich, A.; García Sánchez, L. L.; Formoso Prego, Antonio; Cores Sánchez, A.
2003-06-30

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Numerical modelling of pore pressure variations due to time varying loads using a hybrid technique: the case of the Itoiz reservoir (Northern Spain)

Luzón, Francisco; García-Jerez, Antonio; Santoyo, Miguel Ángel; Sánchez-Sesma, Francisco José
2009-11-02

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Nomsothermal multiphase flow of brine and gas through saline media

Carrera Ramírez, Jesús; Gens, Antonio; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià
2009-01-01

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Monolitos celulares cerámico-carbono como soportes de catalizadores de desnitrificación y adsorbentes

Fuertes Arias, Antonio Benito; Marbán Calzón, Gregorio; Valdés-Solís Iglesias, Teresa
2011-04-28

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Modelización y estimación de la durabilidad de materiales pétreos porosos frente a la cristalización

García del Cura, M.ª Ángeles; Fort González, Rafael; Ordóñez, S.; Benavente, David
2002-07-01

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Modelización de la deformación extensional ocasionada por el avance catastrófico (surge) del glaciar Horcones Inferior, Aconcagua, Mendoza/ Modelling of the extensional deformation caused by the catastrophic advance (surge) of the lower Horcones Glacier, Mendoza

Milana, Juan P.
2004-06-01

Resumen en español El surge del glaciar Horcones Inferior, ocurrido en el año 1985, brinda una oportunidad única para analizar losmecanismos de este avance catastrófico. Esto es debido a que previo al surge, el glaciar mostraba una cubierta continua de detritos sobre el hielo, que al dislocarse facilitó la observación de bloques igualmente rotados en el glaciar, señalando un posible sistema de fallas en dominó. La inclinación de las fallas limítrofes y la rotación de los bloques p (mas) ermiten conocer la cantidad de estiramiento sufrido por un sistema de fallas planares. La reducción del espesor del glaciar y la depresión de la superficie topográfica provocada por el surge, brindan un segundo control del estiramiento. Por otra parte, el avance registrado, da un valor mínimo de estiramiento general del sistema. Sin embargo, el modelo de dominó no explica satisfactoriamente el estiramiento observado. En cambio,aplicando un modelo que explica la rotación similar en cada bloque por un importante grado de cizalla interna en los mismos, se interpretó que la deformación ocurrió por un sistema de fallas rotacionales lístricas. La deformación del glaciar por un sistema de fallas extensionales conectadas a un despegue basal, explica su rápido avance, y además provee una explicación de este colapso gravitacional, el cual se produjo al adquirir un perfil crítico debido a la acumulación de masa en la parte superior, origen de la inestabilidad. Al comenzar el fracturamiento del glaciar, el sistema de drenaje subglacial normalmente caracterizado por túneles, se habría modificado hacia un sistema de cavidades interconectadas. Este es el mecanismo aceptado para explicar el mantenimiento de la alta velocidad de flujo glaciar. Alternativamente, el sistema podría haber evolucionado a un mecanismo, aún poco conocido, de flujo intergranular a alta presión en el till basal. Resumen en inglés The 1985 lower Horcones Glacier surge offers a unique opportunity to study the deformation mechanisms involved in this surge. This is possible because the glacier had a continuous debris cover over its top, previous to the surge-driven deformation. After the surge, the glacier surface was characterised by evenly separated and equally rotated blocks, pointing to a possible domino-like fault system. The inclination of the limiting faults and the block rotation, were used to (mas) estimate glacier stretching under a domino system. Besites, values of glacier-front advance and glacier thinning offer two other ways to control roughly the extension of the system. All these data suggest that a domino system was considered insufficient to explain the minimum amount of stretching observed. Instead, the deformation has been interpreted as being caused by a system of linked planar rotational extensional faults, using a model that explains equally rotated blocks by applying an important amount of internal shear within each block. The deformation of a glacier in relation to a fault system linked to a basal detachment explains the fast advance of the glacier and provides a reasonable explanation for the origin of this event, which was a gravitational collapse produced by an unbalanced accumulation in the up-glacier area with respect to the normal glacier flow. This model explains the initiation of the collapse but does not explain the fast basal sliding. This instead, is interpreted as being related to a phenomenon comparable to a linked-cavity system or a high-pore pressure due to the possibility that this glacier slides over a soft-bed.

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Influence of porosity and fissuring on coking pressure generation

Casal Banciella, M.ª Dolores; Barriocanal Rueda, Carmen; Díez Díaz-Estébanez, M.ª Antonia; Álvarez García, Ramón
2008-04-10

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Highly active structured catalyst made up of mesoporous Co3O4 nanowires supported on a metal wire mesh for the preferential oxidation of CO

Marbán Calzón, Gregorio; López Suárez, Irene; Valdés-Solís Iglesias, Teresa; Fuertes Arias, Antonio Benito
2008-10-11

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Growth of carbon nanofilaments on coal foams

Calvo Díez, Montserrat; Arenillas de la Puente, Ana; García Fernández, Roberto; Rodríguez Moinelo, Sabino J.
2009-01-01

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Gas hydrate disturbance fabrics of southern Hydrate Ridge sediments (ODP Leg 204): Relationship with texture and physical properties.

Piñero, Elena; Gràcia, Eulàlia; Martínez-Ruiz, Francisca; Cruz Larrasoaña, Juan; Vizcaino, Alexis; Ercilla, Gemma
2007-07-01

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Estructuras de deformación (¿sismitas?) en la Formación Río Negro, provincia de Río Negro, Argentina

Schillizzi, Roberto; Luna, Liliana; Falco, Juan Ignacio
2010-07-01

Resumen en español A Las estructuras de deformación (ED) en sedimentos blandos comprenden las alteraciones que se producen casi simultáneamente con la sedimentación. Estos procesos se hallan en relación directa con las características internas de los materiales sedimentarios y de los factores externos que actúan sobre ellos. Sus resultados incluyen deformaciones como inyecciones, fracturas, volcanes y laminaciones convolutas que afectan total o parcialmente la estratificación. Los se (mas) dimentos blandos deformados por sismos se incluyen bajo la denominación general de sismitas (seismites). Como objetivo de esta investigación se plantea reconocer, por primera vez, estructuras de deformación ubicadas en la Formación Río Negro presentes en el sector norte del Golfo San Matías, en inmediaciones del Faro Río Negro. La metodología empleada consistió en el reconocimiento y descripción de las estructuras, para lo cual se extrajeron muestras para determinar granulometría, mineralogía y contenido de materia orgánica. Se fotografiaron los distintos sectores con deformaciones con el fin de establecer modelos comparativos. El sector estudiado, de 4 km de extensión, se ubica entre el faro de Río Negro y el inicio del Banco Verde y morfológicamente corresponde a un frente acantilado con orientación ENE-OSO. En él se determinaron las siguientes ED: a- de carga simple, pseudonódulos contiguos y aislados, y estructuras complejas; b- de escape de fluidos y c- estructuras de deslizamiento basal y por presión dirigida. El origen de las deformaciones se debe a las características de las sedimentitas y a los procesos que las afectan tales como los efectos por carga, escapes de fluidos y las presiones dirigidas. Como origen de estos procesos se señalan: la presión de la columna litológica, las olas de tormentas y los terremotos. Por los rasgos hallados las deformaciones del litoral rionegrino tendrían un origen sísmico, proceso ocurrido en un único evento durante el ciclo Andino cuyos inicios se fijan hace aproximadamente 45 Ma. Por otra parte sus techos y bases no se hallan asociados a otros procesos de deformación y sus espesores no exceden el metro de potencia. Además se hallan acotadas a la zona de transición entre los miembros medio y superior de la Formación Río Negro descansando en algunos casos sobre arcilitas y en otros sobre limolitas, originadas en un paleorelieve de interdunas. Resumen en inglés Soft-sediment deformation structures (SSD) are alterations produced almost simultaneously with sedimentation. They are directly related to internal characteristics of sedimentary materials as well as to external factors acting on them. Results derived from such alterations are evidenced as injections, fractures, volcanoes and convolute laminations, among other forms, affecting stratification either totally or partially. Soft-sediment deformation structures resulting from (mas) seisms are known as seismites. The present study aims at determining for the first time the presence of SSD structures in the Río Negro Formation, located in the northern area of San Matías Gulf, near Río Negro Lighthouse, Argentina (Fig. 1). To this end, structures were firstly identified and further described. Samples were subsequently collected for the determination of grain-size, mineralogy and organic matter content. Photographs of the different sectors evidencing deformations were taken in order to determine further comparative models. Morphology in the study area is associated to cliffs with vertical, fractured fronts and with an average height of 70 m in whose base torn-down blocks are accumulated. The geological structure of the study area is related to the Cuenca del Colorado and the Comarca Nordpatagónica, whose basement is mainly composed of Paleozoic and Mesozoic crystalline rocks. The sedimentary tertiary cover from the Miocene-Pliocene is represented by light-blue sandstones of the Río Negro Formation (Andreis, 1965). This unit was formed in an aeolian environment with intercalations of clay-silt shallow lagoons and a marine episode located in the mid area of the Río Negro Formation. At the top of the Río Negro Formation there are Pleistocene-Holocene sedimentites having a thickness of up to 5 m. Within the local structural framework of our study area there are fractures with a NE-SW and a NW-SE direction, which are related with fractures N55º, N90º and N350º azimuth located in the abrasion platform. According to Dzulinsky and Walton (1965), Lowe (1975), Brencley and Newall (1977), Clauss (1993), van Loon (2002), Owen (2003), Neuwerth et al. (2006), Alfaro et al. (2006), Montenat et al. (2007), among others (Table 1), and, taking into account the geometry of deformations, laboratory reconstructions and field observations from our study area, it can be concluded that the classifications of SSD structures tend to establish morphologic and genetic systematizations. The following characteristics were identified in our study area: limited deformations among stratigraphic horizons; a lateral continuity of SSD structures at considerable distances; and a confinement between non-deformed strata and its lithological association with psamitic-pelitic sediments. The study area, which is 4 km long and is located between Río Negro Lighthouse and the beginning of Banco Verde, is from the morphological point of view, a cliffed front with an ENE-WSW orientation. Different types of SSD structures were identified in this area. For example, from the morphological point of view and according to the loading mechanisms observed, simple-load structures (Fig. 2), attached and detached pseudonodules (Figs. 3, 4 and 5) and complex structures (Fig. 6) were identified. Furthermore, from the genetic point of view and according to the intrusion processes observed in soft sediments, water-scape structures (Fig. 7) and plate- or fountain-like deformations (Fig. 8) were found. From the genetic point of view, and based on the collapse and pressure mechanisms observed, basal slumping (Fig. 9) and directed-pressure structures (Fig. 11) were also found. The above-mentioned SSD structures were analyzed and interpreted following Strachan´s model (2002) (Fig. 10) and Laird´s model (1968) (Fig. 12). The origin of SSD structures depends on the characteristics of sedimentites and on the mechanisms that produce them. In the study area, the materials susceptible to deformation come from an interdune environment that is characterized by granulometric variations derived from the fluctuating and restrictive climatic conditions (Cojan and Thiry, 1992) that typify the Río Negro Formation. Fine-grained materials having low cohesion and poor sorting such as the sediments of deformed strata (Fig. 13) produced SSD structures as a result of high pore pressure and liquefaction effects (Tsuchida and Hayashi, 1971; Obermeier, 1996). Grain packing with a porous value as that allows intercommunication among grains and saturated material, is also crucial to the formation of SSD structures. The mineralogic content of deformed levels is composed of i) quartz, chalcedony, orthose, plagioclase, pyroxenes and biotite, opaques (magnetite and ilmenite, autigenic pyrite) in crystalline aggregates; ii) undetermined Fe oxides; and iii) colorless and light-brown unaltered volcanic glass shards, clays identified as smectite-illite interstratified and scarce kaolinite. Grains are mainly subangular and, to a lesser extent, sub-round and round. The surface of the majority of grains in the study area was found clean and with some marks. The percentage of CaCO3 was found to vary from 0.5 to 3% and that of total organic carbon (TOC) was found to reach 1.5%. Deformations may be produced as a result of load deformation mechanisms, fluid escape, basal slumping or pressure-directed displacements. Due to load deformation mechanisms, structures are linked to gravity-related movements occurring during the initial stages of deposition. For these deformations to occur, grain-size at the overlaying levels should be thicker than at the underlying levels, for example, sandstones rather than silstones or claystones. These deformations are related to water saturation at the deformed level (fluidization-liquefaction). Therefore, deformation mechanisms, which involve both expulsion and rotation of fragments as well as fluid escape, are characterized by the action of lithostatic pressure which produces movement (deformation) and by the action of the underlying sedimentary levels. Deformations may also result from a fluid escape mechanism, i.e., from a mechanism associated to i) the spatial arrangement of grains (packing), ii) their shape, iii) their tendency to inequigranularity, and iv) the communication among macro- and micro- pores as well as the high or low sinuosity connection among themselves (Net and Limarino, 2000). Further requirements for deformations to occur include particular thixotrophic conditions, especially the presence of colloids among grains. The rupture of unions of particles either by hitting or by shearing is, among others, a cause which produces an unbalance between hydrostatic pressure and lithostatic pressure. If the latter is altered, the energetic unbalance makes fine sediments flow among the weakly lithified sandstones whose extrusion will occur via both vertical and horizontal pore ducts (Lopez Gamundi, 1986; Clauss, 1993). Basal slumping produces deformations that are associated not only to soft sediments deposited in natural slopes but also to interbedded sand- and mud-levels. Layers tend to have a prismatic-shaped geometry whose materials are under ductile-to-fragile conditions, in which antique layers support younger ones. Once horizontality is affected, movement, which is marked by a rupture of the original slope, begins. The lower levels are expected to transport the upper ones without affecting the original succession of layers. At the delay of movement derived from the compressive effect of the displacement front, fluids extrude forming cones or cut dikes (Fig. 10). Several deformations of this type initiate movement as result of differences in the hydrostatic gradient (Strachan, 2002). Deformations may be also produced as a result of pressure-directed displacements which are conditioned by the compaction level, thickness and ability of materials to deform. Thus, deformations occur because the original level is saturated in water as a result of the ductile behavior of materials (Bracco et al., 2005). Laird (1968) claims that SSD structures should meet some of the following requirements to be considered of seismic origin: slightly curved strata walls and floors to follow the original stratification and interruption of continuity of the stratum that is marked by a scar in which the sedimentary fillings keep their characteristics both above and below stratification. There could be rotated sediment clasts below the discontinuity as a result of a thrust-induced drag of the upper sedimentary packing. These processes could be, in turn, triggered either by the charge or pressure of the lithologic column, storm waves and seismicity. Storm-wave impact may also produce deformation in soft sediments. Nonetheless, no high energy structures such as cross-beddings or tsunami-type chaotic sedimentation were observed in our study area. Noteworthingly, for stormwave-derived liquefaction to occur, waves should reach magnitudes higher than 6 m (Alfaro et al., 2002), this being a phenomenon that was not recorded in our study area. Taken together, findings from the present study indicate that SSD structures in our study area are seismic alterations that occurred in an event during the Andean cycle whose beginnings are traced approximately 45 My ago. The fact that i) both the roofs and bottoms of these structures are not associated to other processes of deformation, ii) their thickness does not exceed one meter, and iii) they are confined to a transitional area between the middle and top members of the Río Negro Formation, lying in some cases on claystones and in some other cases, on siltstones, originated in an interdune paleorelief, confirms their seismic origin.

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