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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


Presentation Slides and Videos

Slides and videos for Mon-Tue tutorials

Slides for Wed-Fri science presentations

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.

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.

Wednesday June, 21, 1:00pm PDT: PyLith, CUBIT/Trelis, and ParaView Help Session

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/591763767

This online help session is intended to answer questions from users and resolve problems encountered during installation or running simple examples. The format will be an interactive Q&A session.


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
9:00am - 10:30am
Meshing with complex geometry, Charles Williams
10:30am - 12:00pm
Group Exercise
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Dirichlet boundary conditions and prescribed earthquake slip, Brad Aagaard
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Group Excercise
4:30pm - 5:40pm
Troubleshooting PyLith simulations, Brad Aagaard
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
9:30am - 9:45am
Break
9:45am - 11:00am
Static Green's functions, Charles Williams
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 - 2:00pm
Gravitational body forces, Charles Williams
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Tinker time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Demonstration of PyLith v3.0, Brad Aagaard
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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