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FYS-GEO4520 – Introduction to thermodynamic geomodeling

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Course content

Basic thermodynamic problems. Construction of phase diagrams as constrained optimization problem. Phase transformations in single component system. Multicomponent systems, phases with fixed composition. Solution models. Dissolution, precipitation and melting in binary systems. Multicomponent systems, phases with variable composition. Matlab: program structure; matrix elements and vectors, linprog function.

Learning outcome

The course will enable the students to formulate, program and solve thermodynamical problems using constrained optimization methods. Through the course, the students will build up and test a library of modeling tools that can then be used to address general thermodynamical aspects of geomodeling problems.

Admission

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Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

None.

Recommended previous knowledge

Bachelor degree in physics, geoscience or applied mathematics.

Teaching

The course contains 30 hours of lectures, and a series of 10 compulsory computer-based exercises.

Examination

Evaluation of compulsory exercises (Pass/fail). Final oral exam (Pass/fail).

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Every autumn

This course is not offered autumn 2012

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian