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Granular dilatancy and non-local fluidity of partially molten rock

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Peer-reviewed

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jats:pPartially molten rock is a densely packed, melt-saturated, granular medium, but it has seldom been considered in these terms. In this paper we extend the continuum theory of partially molten rock to incorporate the physics of granular media. Our formulation includes dilatancy in a viscous constitutive law and introduces a non-local fluidity. We analyse the resulting poro-viscous–granular theory in terms of two modes of liquid–solid segregation that are observed in published torsion experiments: localisation of liquid into high-porosity sheets and radially inward liquid flow. We show that the newly incorporated granular physics brings the theory into agreement with experiments. We discuss these results in the context of grain-scale physics across the nominal jamming fraction at the high homologous temperatures relevant in geological systems.</jats:p>

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40 Engineering, 4019 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy

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Journal of Fluid Mechanics

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0022-1120
1469-7645

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978

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Cambridge University Press (CUP)