Introduction to numerical geodynamic modelling / Taras V. Gerya.

Author
Gerya, Taras [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Description
xi, 345 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

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Summary note
  • "Numerical modelling of geodynamic processes was predominantly the domain of high-level mathematicians experienced in numerical and computational techniques. Now, for the first time, students and new researchers in the Earth Sciences can learn the basic theory and applications from a single, accessible reference text. Assuming only minimal prerequisite mathematical training (simple linear algebra and derivatives) the author provides a solid grounding in basic mathematical theory and techniques, including continuum mechanics and partial differential equations, before introducing key numerical and modelling methods. 8 well-documented, state-of-the-art visco-elasto-plastic, 2-D models are then presented, which allow robust modelling of key dynamic processes such as subduction, lithospheric extension, collision, slab break-off, intrusion emplacement, mantle convection and planetary core formation. Incorporating 47 practical exercises and 67 MATLAB examples (for which codes are available online at www.cambridge.org/gerya), this textbook provides a user-friendly introduction for graduate courses or self-study, encouraging readers to experiment with geodynamic models"--Provided by publisher.
  • "Until now, numerical modelling of geodynamic processes has been the domain of highly trained mathematicians with long experience of numerical and computational techniques. Now, for the first time, students and new researchers in the Earth Sciences can learn the basic theory and applications from a single, accessible reference text. Assuming only minimal prerequisite mathematical training (simple linear algebra and derivatives) the author provides a solid grounding in the basic mathematical theory and techniques, including continuum mechanics and partial differential equations, before introducing key numerical and modelling methods. Eight well-documented and state-of-the-art visco-elasto-plastic, 2D models are then presented, which allowrobustmodelling of key dynamic processes such as subduction, lithospheric extension, collision, slab break-off, intrusion emplacement, mantle convection and planetary core formation. Incorporating 47 practical exercises and 67MATLABexamples (forwhich codes are available online at www.cambridge.org/gerya) this textbook provides a userfriendly introduction for graduate courses or self-study, and encourages readers to experiment with geodynamic models first hand"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 326-339) and index.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The continuity equation; 2. Density and gravity; 3. Numerical solutions of partial differential equations; 4. Stress and strain; 5. The momentum equation; 6. Viscous rheology of rocks; 7. Numerical solutions of the momentum and continuity equations; 8. The advection equation marker-in-cell method; 9. The heat conservation equation; 10. Numerical solution of the heat conservation equation; 11. 2-D thermomechanical code structure; 12. Elasticity and plasticity; 13. 2-D implementation of visco-elastic-plastic rheology; 14. The multi-grid method; 15. Programming of 3-D problems; 16. Numerical benchmarks; 17. Design of 2-D numerical geodynamic models; Epilogue: outlook; References; Index.
ISBN
  • 9780521887540 (hardback)
  • 0521887542 (hardback)
LCCN
2009036645
OCLC
436945993
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