[aspect-devel] Dynamic topography

Timo Heister heister at clemson.edu
Thu Oct 19 09:50:16 PDT 2017

> Or are you saying that the topography you output is due to the moving
> boundary? In that case, if the boundary would move in perfect response to
> the fluid stress underneath, then the "dynamic topography" computed in each
> time step would actually be zero, because there are no excess stresses that
> aren't already accommodated by the displaced surface!

To add to Wolfgang's reply:
This is basically how the free surface implementation works, we
compute how much fluid wants to move through the surface and move the
surface accordingly.

Timo Heister

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