Computational approaches to studying non-linear dynamics of the crust and mantle

Moresi, L, Quenette, S, Lemiale, V, Meriaux, C, Appelbe, B and Muhlhaus, HB (2007) Computational approaches to studying non-linear dynamics of the crust and mantle. Physics of The Earth And Planetary Interiors, 163 1-Apr: 69-82. doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2007.06.009


Author Moresi, L
Quenette, S
Lemiale, V
Meriaux, C
Appelbe, B
Muhlhaus, HB
Title Computational approaches to studying non-linear dynamics of the crust and mantle
Journal name Physics of The Earth And Planetary Interiors   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-9201
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.pepi.2007.06.009
Volume 163
Issue 1-Apr
Start page 69
End page 82
Total pages 14
Place of publication Amsterdam
Publisher Elsevier Science Bv
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
Abstract We outline a mathematical formulation for mantle convection which can deal with the viscoelastic-plastic rheology of the cool parts of the lithosphere. This formulation is then analyzed to expose the numerical challenges inherent in the equations and a suitable solution strategy is outlined. With this strategy in place, we discuss a parallel implementation, explaining how we maintain computational efficiency, in a tiered and modular software environment. We show two examples from geodynamics which demonstrate the capability of the numerical method and its implementation. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keyword Geochemistry & Geophysics
mantle convection
viscoelasticity
plasticity
finite element
multigrid
particle-in-cell
parallel computing
object-oriented methods
Superconvergent Patch Recovery
Dependent Viscosity
Convection
Model
Flow
Deformation
Lithosphere
Plumes
Generation
Evolution
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
2008 Higher Education Research Data Collection
 
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