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A community benchmark for viscoplastic thermal convection in a 2-D square box

Tosi, N.; Stein, C.; Noack, L.; Huttig, C.; Maierova, P.; Samuel, H.; Davies, Rhodri; Wilson, Cian R.; Kramer, Stephan C.; Thieulot, C.; Glerum, A.; Fraters, M.; Spakman, W; Rozel, A.; Tackley, P.J.


Numerical simulations of thermal convection in the Earth's mantle often employ a pseudoplastic rheology in order to mimic the plate-like behavior of the lithosphere. Yet the benchmark tests available in the literature are largely based on simple linear rheologies in which the viscosity is either assumed to be constant or weakly dependent on temperature. Here we present a suite of simple tests based on nonlinear rheologies featuring temperature, pressure, and strain rate-dependent viscosity....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. G3
DOI: 10.1002/2015GC005807
Access Rights: Open Access


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