[aspect-devel] Aspect melt_fraction
kellogg at ucdavis.edu
Sun Mar 16 14:39:04 PDT 2014
I agree, this seems like a useful addition to the main branch.
On Mar 14, 2014, at 1:00 PM, Magali Billen <mibillen at ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> I think it would be great to have a module for calculating melt fraction in the main branch.
> This doesn't come up for every problem, but there's often a problem that you're working
> on and then part way through you realize that melt fraction might be helpful. If we are looking
> ahead to more realistic theologic models, for example, being able to have rheology depend
> on melt fraction would require calculating melt fraction first.
> On Mar 14, 2014, at 12:04 PM, Jonathan Perry-Houts wrote:
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>> Hi all,
>> I'm starting work on melt migration in ASPECT, and the first step was
>> to make melt fraction a more easily tracked quantity.
>> In December Juliane made a nice postprocessor to visualize the amount
>> of melt generated in the model based on Katz, 2003 paper. The
>> algorithm is great but I don't like the fact that it's hard-coded in
>> to the postprocessor. I think it would be more useful to make melt
>> fraction a quantity calculated by the material model and have the
>> postprocessor display it in the same way viscosity and density are
>> This also allows material properties to be easily derived from the
>> melt fraction without calculating the same thing twice for each
>> timestep. If anyone has a better suggestion for dealing with melt I'd
>> be happy to hear it.
>> I'm not sure that other people would be interested in these changes
>> enough to put them in the main branch, but I figured I'd share them
>> with the mailing list in case anyone does find them useful. The
>> changes are relatively unobtrusive, except for breaking Juliane's
>> melt_fraction visualization postprocessor, but that functionality can
>> be easily replicated by including the same algorithm in the material
>> I can also send out an example material model which calculates melt
>> based on Juliane's algorithm if people are interested.
>> The modified files are:
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