Project Details

  • Scope: Regional
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  • Funding Source: University of Genova
  • Starting Year: 2009
  • End Year: 2010
  • Principal investigator: Marco Attene

Project Summary

This research contract is committed to IMATI by the Earth Science department of the University of Genova, and deals with the study of a computational tool able to depict the thermochemical features of complex silicate melts.
The objective of this research is to support the computation and analysis of the so-called liquidus hypersurface using geometry-based techniques. While traditional methods derive the liquidus using numeric approximation techniques, the approach we propose is based on the analysis of a convex hull, which appears to be much more robust and reliable. The computed samples of the liquidus are interpolated through a simplicial complex to produce a continuous model.