Finite element model of mantle convection and moving continents

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Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

Thermal convection in Earth’s mantle are driving forces of plate tectonics. Combine model –viscous uncompressed mantle and thermo-elastic thin plate – is developed. The finite element approach in numerical modelling of geodynamical processes is presented.

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