Introduction into Granular Simulation Techniques - Simulation of Forearc Deformation Processes

Veranstalter: Katrin Huhn-Frehers

Inhalt:

Introduction into modelling philosopy: why granular modelling approach
Characterisation of granular materials
Sandbox experiment - theory, applications, examples from geosciences
How to simulate the physical behaviour of granular materials
The Discrete Element Method - theory
Application of the Discrete Element Method - examples from geosciences
Overview about other granular modelling approaches
Simulation of fluid behavior with granular model approaches: SPH, DNS, overview
Case study: Forearc deformation - overview, database and theoretical background
Introduction into the software package: PFC
How to built a model - excersise: develop, test and validate your own model
Present and discuss your own modelling results

Kompetenzen:

Basic knowledge in the theory of granular simulation techniques and the application of commercial software packages (PFC2D, PFC3D)to investigate geodynamic processes


Bewertung:

Oral presentation

Prüfungsform:

Kolloquium

Literatur:

1) Turcotte, D. L. & G. Schubert (2002): Geodynamics: Applications of Continuums Physics to Geological Problems. John Wiley and Sons, New York
2) Pöschel, T. (2001) Dynamics of granular systems; Logos, Berlin
3) Own course materials and exercise examples

Lehrinhalte:

1. SWS: Introduction into modelling philosopy: why granular modelling approach
2. SWS: Characterisation of granular materials
3. SWS: Sandbox experiment - theory, applications, examples from geosciences
4. SWS: How to simulate the physical behaviour of granular materials
5. SWS: The Discrete Element Method - theory
6. SWS: Application of the Discrete Element Method - examples from geosciences
7. SWS: Overview about other granular modelling approaches
8. SWS: Simulation of fluid behavior with granular model approaches: overview
9. SWS: Case study: Forearc deformation - overview, database and theoretical background
10. SWS: Introduction into the software package: PFC
11. SWS: How to built a model - excersise: develop, test and validate your own model
12. SWS: Present and discuss your own modelling results
13. SWS: Simulation with granular model approaches: SPH
14. SWS: Simulation with granular model approaches: DNS


Lehrmittel:

Notebook-Pool


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