Adaptive finite element methods in geodynamics: Convection dominated mid-ocean ridge and subduction zone simulations
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present an adaptive finite element procedure that improves the quality of convection dominated mid-ocean ridge (MOR) and subduction zone (SZ) simulations in geodynamics. Design/methodology/ approach: The method adapts the mesh automatically around regions of high-solution gradient, yielding enhanced resolution of the associated flow features. The approach utilizes an automatic, unstructured mesh generator and a finite element flow solver. Mesh adaptation...[Show more]
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