[aspect-devel] Aspect-devel Digest, Vol 12, Issue 3

Wolfgang Bangerth bangerth at math.tamu.edu
Sat Nov 17 16:32:15 PST 2012


> I've attached two images that show the temperature (whole model) and
> mesh (upper section) corresponding to the end of an updated heat flux vs
> time plot (also attached).
> The model is indeed  in a similar initial phase as the model posted in
> your link, so good to know the heat flux discrepancy levels out eventually.

I don't think it actually does. In the "chaotic" phase, both fluxes will 
vary with time. What levels out (or should, at least) is the time *average*.

>   I'll report back if the model does not transition to the chaotic
> stage, but I don't think there is any reason to think it will not.

Yes, let us know. The model shown in the video I posted took a long time 
to compute (days, on 16 processors IIRC) for the entire time history. 
Give it a few more hours. In fact, compared to your first email, you 
already have the uptick in heat flux which may be the first part of the 
separation of the second set of plumes.


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