2015 ASPECT: From Benchmarking to 3D Subduction Applications

By Cedric Thieulot1, Anne Glerum1, Menno Fraters1, Wim Spakman1

1. University of Utrecht



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ASPECT, the Advanced Solver for Problems in Earth's Convection, is an extensible open source, community supported code.  The code is being applied to a broad range of problems in geodynamics.  This talk will explore the community's efforts in benchmarking, implementation of visco-plastic rheologies as applied to 3D instantaneous modelling of subduction in the Aegean, and investigations of  'real free surface' vs. 'sticky air’ models of 2D thermo-mechanically coupled subduction.

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  • Cedric Thieulot; Anne Glerum; Menno Fraters; Wim Spakman (2021), "2015 ASPECT: From Benchmarking to 3D Subduction Applications," https://geodynamics.org/resources/297.

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