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Crustal Deformation Modeling Workshop Agenda

Agenda for the June 26-30, 2017, Crustal Deformation Modeling Tutorials and Workshop

Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO


Tutorials

About 60% of the time will be devoted to tutorial lectures with instructors providing background information and running examples. The other 40% of the time will be devoted to "tinker time" during which participants can run the examples at their own pace, develop their own simulations, and get help from the instructors. We are designing the tutorial sessions to directly build upon one another so that we can dive deeper into the topics than we have been able to do in the past.

Tutorial slides will be posted on the PyLith Wiki (videos of the presentations will be posted here too).

A description of the software tools and general workflow used in crustal deformation modeling is available in the Short-Term Crustal Dynamics Work Area under General Information. Tutorials will cover the use of PyLithCUBIT/Trelis, and ParaView. There will also be discussion of some other modeling tools during the Science Talks.

Beginner Tutorials

Beginner tutorials for PyLith and CUBIT/Trelis will not be offered at the workshop. Beginner users should work through the extensive set of examples in the PyLith manual and online tutorial.

Thursday June, 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT: PyLith/CUBIT Introduction and Help Session

This online help session will give new users a brief introduction to PyLith and CUBIT/Trelis and provide the opportunity to ask questions. This is intended to complement the use of the extensive documentation available via the PyLith user manual and online tutorials.

  1. Introduction to PyLith (60 min, slides, video)
  2. Example: examples/3d/hex8/step03 (video)
    1. Generating the mesh in CUBIT (30 min)
    2. Running PyLith (30 min)
    3. Visualization of output using ParaView (15 min)
  3. Q&A

Monday - Intermediate Tutorials

These tutorials will provide a discussion of intermediate PyLith/CUBIT topics. Prior to the workshop users should have installed the software and worked through the examples provided in the PyLith manuals.

7:00am - 8:00am
Breakfast at Mines Market
8:00am - 8:15am
Introduction and overview of tutorials, Brad Aagaard
8:15am - 9:00am
PyLith and CUBIT/Trelis Refresher, Brad Aagaard (slides)
9:00am - 10:30am
Meshing with complex geometry, Charles Williams (slides, video)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Group Exercise
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Boundary conditions and prescribed earthquake slip, Brad Aagaard (slides, video)
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Group Excercise
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Troubleshooting PyLith simulations, Brad Aagaard (slides, video)
5:30pm
Dinner on your own

Tuesday - Intermediate Tutorials

These tutorials will build upon the topics discussed on Monday.

7:00am - 8:00am
Breakfast at Mines Market
8:00am - 8:05am
Overview of tutorials, Brad Aagaard
8:05am - 9:30am
Fault friction, Brad Aagaard (slides, video)
9:30am - 9:45am
Break
9:45am - 11:00am
Static Green's functions, Charles Williams (slides, video)
11:00am - 12:00pm
Tinker Time

Dedicated time for running example problems or benchmarks that are distributed with respective codes. This is the primary opportunity to interact with developers one-on-one.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Gravitational body forces, Charles Williams (slides, video)
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Tinker time
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Demonstration of PyLith v3.0: Brad Aagaard (slides, video)
5:30pm
Dinner on your own

Wednesday - Science Talks and Discussions

7:00am - 8:00am
Breakfast at Mines Market
8:00am - 8:15am
Introduction and overview of workshop, Brad Aagaard
8:15am - 8:30am
Participant introductions
8:30am - 10:30am
Session I
Lucile Bruhat (Stanford) Using deformation rates in Northern Cascadia to constrain time-dependent stress- and slip-rate on the megathrust
Josie Nevitt (USGS) Distinct effects of compliant zones and elastoplasticity on the mechanics of shallow faulting
10:30am - 11:00am
Break
11:00am - 12:00pm
Session II
Ben Thompson (Harvard) Next generation boundary elements applied to earthquake models with topography and material contrasts
12:00pm - 12:10pm
Airport transportation optimization (for departing)
12:10pm - 12:45pm
Lunch
12:45pm - 2:00pm
Tinker Time
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Session III
Eileen Evans (USGS) Geodesy for understanding earthquake hazard
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Lightning Talks and Poster Session
5:30pm
Dinner on your own

Thursday - Science Talks and Discussions

7:00am - 8:00am
Breakfast at Mines Market
8:00am - 10:00am
Session IV
Chris Johnson (UC Berkeley) Seasonally varying stress on California faults
Birendra Jha (USC) Coupled flow and geomechanics of petroleum reservoirs, aquifers, and faults
10:00am - 10:30am
Break
10:30am - 12:00pm
Breakout Discussion I
Brad Aagaard (USGS), Introduction to Breakout Discussion
Topic A: Imaging fault slip: geodetic vs geologic, elastic vs plastic, etc
Topic B: What is a community rheology model to you and how would you use it?
Topic C: New directions in crustal deformation modeling
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lunch
12:45pm - 2:00pm
Tinker Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Session V
Valere Lambert (Caltech) Modeling the interaction between fault slip and viscoelastic deformation
Brittany Erickson (Portland State) Modeling plasticity throughout the earthquake cycle with ruptures into near surface sediments
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Poster Session
5:30pm
Dinner on your own

Friday - Science Talks and Discussions

7:00am - 8:00am
Breakfast at Mines Market
8:00am - 10:00am
Session VI: 2016 Kaikoura, New Zealand, Earthquake
Charles Williams (GNS Science) A geodetic and seismic overview of the Kaikoura earthquake
Mark Hemphill-Haley (Humboldt State) The Kaikoura earthquake: An extremely complex surface rupture event
10:00am - 10:30am
Break
10:30am - 11:15am
Breakout Discussion II
Topic: What are the primary obstacles you face in your research? How can they be lowered?
11:15am - 11:45am
Reports from Breakout Discussions
11:45am - 12:00pm
Wrap up, Brad Aagaard
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Time (for those still around)
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