Benchmark - Onset of Convection

By Max Rudolph1, ASPECT Community

1. University of California, Davis

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Here we use ASPECT to numerically reproduce the results of a linear stability analysis for the onset of convection in a fluid layer heated from below. This exercise was assigned to students in a geodynamics class at Portland State University as a first step towards setting up a nominally Earth-like mantle convection model. Hence, representative length scales and transport properties for Earth are used.

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