Solver ComputeDevStress

General Informations

  • Solver Fortran File: ComputeDevStressNS.f90
  • Solver Name: ComputeDevStress
  • Required Output Variable(s): default is Stress (else in Stress Variable Name)
  • Required Input Variable(s): A Flow Solution (in Flow Solution Name)
  • Optional Output Variable(s): None
  • Optional Input Variable(s): None

General Description

The aim of this solver is to compute deviatoric or Cauchy stress from flow solution. For a 2D simulation there are 4 DOFs (S11, S22, S33, S12), for a 3D simulation, 2 additional are being solved for (S11, S22, S33, S12, S23, S31). This solver uses a dummy variable and solves 4 (6 in 3D) times a 1 DOF system for each stress components.

The Cauchy stress is computed using:

sigma_{ij}  = 2 {eta}  {epsilon}_{ij} - p delta_{ij}

where epsilon is directly evaluated from the velocity field and p is the isotropic pressure.The convention is that a positive stress corresponds to a tensile stress (opposite to the isotropic pressure convention).

This solver doesn't work for the GOLF anisotropic (AIFlow Solver) and the snow/firn (Porous Solver) rheologies. Nevertheless, these two solvers have intrinsic functions which allow to compute the stress directly.

SIF contents

The required keywords in the SIF file for this solver are:

Solver 1
  Equation = String "StressSolver"
  Procedure =  File "ElmerIceSolvers" "ComputeDevStress"
  ! this is just a dummy, hence no output is needed
  Variable = -nooutput "Sij"
  Variable DOFs = 1
  ! the name of the variable containing the flow solution (U,V,W,Pressure)
  Flow Solver Name = String "Flow Solution"
  ! no default value anymore for "Stress Variable Name"
  Stress Variable Name = String 'Sigma'
  Exported Variable 1 = "Sigma" ! [Sxx, Syy, Szz, Sxy] in 2D
                                 ! [Sxx, Syy, Szz, Sxy, Syz, Szx] in 3D
  Exported Variable 1 DOFs = 6   ! 4 in 2D, 6 in 3D
  Linear System Solver = "Iterative"
  Linear System Iterative Method = "BiCGStab"
  Linear System Max Iterations = 300
  Linear System Convergence Tolerance = 1.0E-09
  Linear System Abort Not Converged = True
  Linear System Preconditioning = "ILU0"
  Linear System Residual Output = 1

Material 1
  ! we want to have the Cauchy stress
  Cauchy = Logical True


A 2D example can be found in [ELMER_TRUNK]/elmerice/Tests/ComputeDevStress.


This solver can be cited using the following references:
Gagliardini O., D. Cohen, P. Råback and T. Zwinger, 2007. Finite-Element Modeling of Subglacial Cavities and Related Friction Law. J. of Geophys. Res., Earth Surface, 112, F02027.

solvers/stress.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/20 11:34 by gag
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