These are images and movies from application simulations developed by PETSc users.
- COOLFluiD Simulation Environment
- Defmod - Parallel multiphysics finite element code for modeling crustal deformation during the earthquake/rifting cycle
- Pilhwa Lee, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- Louis Moresi, Movie from a recent Nature paper using Underworld
- MOOSE Full-core reactor simulation
- Richard Katz, Journal of Petrology, 2008. doi 10.1016/j.jcp.2008.06.039
Two simulations of plate tectonic spreading at a mid-ocean ridge, driving mantle upwelling and melting. Axes are labelled with depth and distance in kilometres. Colours show the volume fraction of magma present; solid streamlines show the mantle flow; dashed contours are lines of constant temperature (the upper surface is cold, the deep mantle is hot); tracer particles mark the motion of the magma, where it is present. The upper panel has a plate speed of 1 cm/year; the bottom has 5 cm/year. Mid-ocean ridges host 80% of Earth’s volcanism. These simulation are PETSc-based numerical solutions of conservation of mass, momentum, and energy for two phases (mantle rock; magma) and two thermochemical components.
- Fokker-Planck kinetic calculation of the parallel current in the W7-X fusion experiment in Greifswald, Germany. Contributed by Matt Landreman.
- HiFi modeling framework, Vyacheslav Lukin
- CFDShip-Iowa simulations by Pablo Carrica
- Simulation of Greenland present-day ice surface speed; it is a result of a PISM simulation done by Andy Aschwanden at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Design Optimization of Aircraft Wings discussed at http://mdolab.engin.umich.edu
- Fast deformation and
from the code LaMEM developed by Boris Kaus, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany.
The movies show the effects of erosion and tectonic motion on the deflection and folding of rock units in the upper few kilometers of the Earth. In one case we have a slower deformation rate and a steeper initial slope whereas on the other case tectonic deformation is an order of magnitude faster. The resulting folding patterns have some resemblance with natural folding patterns observed in the Zagros Mountains. From the paper Collignon, M., Kaus, B., May, D.A., Fernandez, N., 2014. Influences of surface processes on fold growth during 3-D detachment folding. Geochem Geophy Geosy doi:10.1002/2014GC005450