The CIG Webinar Series draws from a pool of experts from mathematicians, to computer scientists, and to geoscientists, among others to bring together a cross-cutting community of faculty, students and researchers to both inform and disseminate knowledge on the tools and methodologies employed to further the study of problems in geodynamics.
Speakers in the 2017-18 webinar series Geodynamics in the Classroom share their approaches in teaching geodynamical modeling using a variety of tools including Python, MatLab, and Jupyter notebooks.
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October 12 - Taras Gerya, ETH Zurich, Geodynamic modeling with staggered finite differences and marker in cell: theory, teaching and examples
November 9 – Max Rudolph, University of California, Davis, Tools and approaches for teaching computation and modeling: geodynamics and beyond
February 8 – Gabriele Morra, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
March 8 – Eric Mittelstaedt, University of Idaho
April 12 – Sabine Stanley, Johns Hopkins University
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Geodynamic modeling with staggered finite differences and marker in cell: theory, teaching and examples
Taras Gerya, ETH Zurich
Numerical modeling of geodynamic processes is an essential approach in both science and industry with ever- growing demand and high efficiency/cost ratio. Current trend in geodynamic modeling is to develop universal approaches with potentially unlimited number of applications.
One simple and flexible method is based on staggered finite differences and marker in cell techniques (SFD-MIC), which demonstrated superior performance in several branches of modern quantitative Earth sciences. It is suitable for modeling various long-term and short-term thermomechanical processes involving large 3D deformation of rheologically complex materials. Recently, potential applicability of this method to technological processes (material science) and natural processes of industrial significance (geo-hydro-mechanics, waste deposits) has also been demonstrated.
This webinar gives a short theory of the SFD-MIC method, discuses Matlab-based teaching approach and presents modeling examples of natural and technological significance. [slides]