The viscoelastic plastic shear bands benchmarks#

The folders in this directory contain multiple benchmarks for examining the development of plastic shear bands using either a viscoelastic plastic or visco plastic formulation.

The associated references for each folder are:

  • gerya_2019: T. Gerya (2019). Introduction to Numerical Geodynamic Modeling, 2nd edition. doi:

  • kaus_2010: B.J.P. Kaus (2010). Factors that control the angle of shear bands in geodynamic numerical models of brittle deformation. Tectonophysics, 484, 36-47. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2009.08.042.