Record number :
1478429
Title of article :
Modelling thermal convection with large viscosity gradients in one block of the ‘cubed sphere’
Author/Authors :
Choblet، نويسنده , , Gaël، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2005
Pages :
23
From page :
269
To page :
291
Abstract :
A numerical method solving thermal convection problems with variable viscosity in a spherical shell is presented. Several features of earlier programs solving the same problem in Cartesian geometry are adopted because of their efficiency and robustness: finite volume formulation, multigrid flow solver, parallel implementation. A recent composite mesh gridding technique for a spherical surface, termed the ‘cubed sphere’, has proven to be successful in solving other partial differential equations in geophysical problems. It is used here because of its various advantages: absence of geometrical singularities, same metric on each block, simple coupling of adjacent blocks. In addition, it is a good tool to implement grid-based methods proven efficient in the Cartesian context since it provides a mesh reasonably close to uniform. Although as in the Cartesian case, convergence rates decrease with increasing viscosity gradients, global contrasts up to 106 are obtained at a reasonable cost.
Keywords :
Spherical geometry , multigrid methods , Thermal convection , variable viscosity
Journal title :
Journal of Computational Physics
Journal title :
Journal of Computational Physics
Serial Year :
2005
Link To Document :
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