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Introduction to Numerical Geodynamic Modelling

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  • Date Published: January 2010
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521887540

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  • Numerical modelling of geodynamic processes was predominantly the domain of high-level mathematicians experienced in numerical and computational techniques. Now, for the first time, students and new researchers in the Earth Sciences can learn the basic theory and applications from a single, accessible reference text. Assuming only minimal prerequisite mathematical training (simple linear algebra and derivatives) the author provides a solid grounding in basic mathematical theory and techniques, including continuum mechanics and partial differential equations, before introducing key numerical and modelling methods. 8 well-documented, state-of–the-art visco-elasto-plastic, 2-D models are then presented, which allow robust modelling of key dynamic processes such as subduction, lithospheric extension, collision, slab break-off, intrusion emplacement, mantle convection and planetary core formation. Incorporating 47 practical exercises and 67 MATLAB examples (for which codes are available online at www.cambridge.org/gerya), this textbook provides a user-friendly introduction for graduate courses or self-study, encouraging readers to experiment with geodynamic models.

    • Presents an accessible introduction to numerical modelling of geodynamic processes providing a convenient reference for graduate students and researchers
    • Provides a practical, nut-and-bolts, approach including basic theory, techniques and 8 example models
    • 47 exercises and 67 MATLAB examples allow readers to experiment with the models and test their understanding
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    "...a great introduction to computational geodynamics. It constitutes an excellent starting point for graduate and PhD students, but also experts of Earth sciences that are new to the field of numerical modeling." Pagegoph

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    • Date Published: January 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521887540
    • length: 358 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 138 b/w illus. 5 tables 47 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    1. The continuity equation
    2. Density and gravity
    3. Numerical solutions of partial differential equations
    4. Stress and strain
    5. The momentum equation
    6. Viscous rheology of rocks
    7. Numerical solutions of the momentum and continuity equations
    8. The advection equation and marker-in-cell method
    9. The heat conservation equation
    10. Numerical solution of the heat conservation equation
    11. 2-D thermomechanical code structure
    12. Elasticity and plasticity
    13. 2-D implementation of visco-elastic-plastic rheology
    14. The multi-grid method
    15. Programming of 3-D problems
    16. Numerical benchmarks
    17. Design of 2-D numerical geodynamic models
    Epilogue: outlook
    Appendix: MATLAB program examples
    References
    Index.

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    Taras Gerya, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich)
    Taras Gerya was awarded a Ph.D. in 1990 from the Moscow State University and went on to become a Senior Researcher and Head of the Laboratory of Metamorphism at the Institute of Experimental Mineralogy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. He was awarded a Habilitation in petrology before moving to the Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany in 2000 as an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow. In 2004 he took up a position as Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Earth Sciences at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, while continuing to be an Adjunct Professor in the Geology Department of Moscow State University. He was awarded a Habilitation in numerical geodynamic modelling by ETH-Zurich in 2008 and the Golden Owl Prize 2008 from ETH students for teaching of continuum mechanics and numerical geodynamic modelling. Dr Gerya is the author of over 50 papers on geodynamic modelling in leading peer-review journals.

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