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A compresible formulation for multiphase flows of geophysical and geodynamic interest

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posted on 2022-03-29, 00:08 authored by Lucas Gamertsfelder
Multi-Phase Transport controls a number of important processes in the Earth's interior. Unfortunately, most available modelling platforms (and their underlying system of equations) are not well-suited to deal with the MPT nature of geological processes. The aim of this project is to develop a compressible Multi-Phase formulation able to handle the required level of complexity of both turbulent and non-turbulent natural systems. This platform will provide a unique and holistic understanding of key geological processes such as melt generation and migration, core formation, metasomatism, magma-chamber formation, ore generation and emplacement, and secular evolution of planetary bodies.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction -- 2.Averaging techniques -- 3. Equations of flow -- 4. Examples -- 5. Conclusion & discussion -- Appendix.


Theoretical thesis. Bibliography: pages 55-59

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis MRes


MRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Department, Centre or School

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Juan C. Afonso


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1 online resource (xii, 59 pages)

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mq:70836 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1268213

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