Keywords : Profiles

Determination of Fold Profiles and Fold Functions,

Nabeel K. Al -Azzawi

Iraqi National Journal of Earth Sciences, 2004, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 22-35

Two mathematical approaches dealing with fold profiles and their clips of computer programs are adopted in this paper. The first is a mathematical method proposed for determining fold profiles instead of the graphical Busk method. The second approach is the presentation of fold profiles by mathematical functions. These functions can be represented by quarter wavelengths of the fold waves. It can be used to interpolate or extrapolate points within or outside the given fold profile. A known example from Shaikhan Anticline was tested. The result of this test shows accurate and perfect coincidence with the graphical construction.