good knowledge of linear algebra, derivatives, partial derivatives and, generally speaking, mathematics are recommended
The main target of the class 'Numerical Geodynamic Modelling' is to give students a knowledge about numerical modelling of geodynamic processes. The final objective is to make students able to solve the Fourier, Navier-Stokes and Poisson's equations using the method of finite difference.
Introduction to Matlab coding. Vectors and matrices. operation on vectors and matrices. The continuum and the continuum equation. Gravity and density. Numerical solution of partial differential equations (PDE). Stress and strain. The conservation of momentum equation. Numerical solution of momentum and continuity equations. The heat conservation equation. Advection and the method of markers in cell (MIC). Basic structure of a thermo-mechanical code
Introduction to Numerical Geodynamic Modelling, Taras Gerya, Cambridge University Press.
The course consists of a suite of lectures on the physics that underpin the evolution of geodynamic processes. Lectures will alternate to programming exercises and practical activities
Dipartimento di SCIENZE DELLA NATURA E DEL TERRITORIO
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