LYNX (Lithosphere dYnamics Numerical toolboX) is another multiphysics modelling solution developed within the group of Basin Modelling at GFZ. Lynx is also based on the flexible, object-oriented numerical framework MOOSE (developed at the Idaho National Laboratories).
Lynx is a novel numerical simulator for modelling thermo-poromechanical coupled processes driving the deformation dynamics of the lithosphere. The formulation adopted in Lynx relies on an efficient implementation of a thermodynamically consistent visco-elasto-plastic rheology with anisotropic porous-visco-plastic damage feedback. The main target is to capture the multiphysics coupling responsible for semi-brittle and semi-ductile behaviour of porous rocks as also relevant to strain localization and faulting processes. More information on the governing equations, their derivation and their implementation together with a list of synthetic and real case applications can be found in two publications by Jacquey and Cacace (2019, a,b).
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Realistic physics-based rheological description of lithosphere deformation dynamics based on:
Version 1.0 on 30 Jul 2019
#Explicit visco-elasto-plastic rheology #thermodynamically consistent formaultion for semi-brittle semi-ductile deformation of porous rocks
#damage rheology and porosity feedback
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