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Crustal Deformation Modeling Workshop Agenda

Agenda for the June 10-14, 2019, 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, 5, 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 - 9:30am
PyLith v3.0 and CUBIT/Trelis, Brad Aagaard
9:30am - 10:45am
Meshing with complex geometry, Charles Williams
10:45am - 12:00pm
Group Exercise
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Materials and bondary conditions, Brad Aagaard
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Group Excercise
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Troubleshooting PyLith simulations I, 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
Faults with prescribed slip, Brad Aagaard
9:30am - 11:00am
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.

11:00am - 12:00pm
Gravitational body forces, Charles Williams
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tinker time
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Troubleshooting PyLith simulations II, Brad Aagaard
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Tinker time
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Tuning PyLith simulations, Matt Knepley
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
Emily Montgomery-Brown (USGS) The 2018 eruption of Kilauea Volcano: complex and large-scale deformation
Han Bao (UCLA) The stimulus we gained from the 2018 Mw 7.5 Palu Earthquake
10:30am - 11:00am
Break
11:00am - 12:00pm
Session II
Luca Dal Zilio (Caltech) The influence of tectonics on seismicity of mountain belts: A case study from the Himalayas
12:00pm - 12:10pm
Airport transportation optimization (for departing)
12:10pm - 12:45pm
Lunch
12:45pm - 2:00pm
Tinker time
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Lightning talks
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Poster session and tinker iime
5:30pm
Dinner on your own

Thursday - Science Talks and Discussions

7:00am - 8:00am
Breakfast at Mines Market
8:00am - 9:00am
Session III
Elizabeth Hearn (Capstone Geophysics) The SCEC Community Rheology Model
9:00am - 10:00am
Breakout Discussion
  • What is the simplest CRM that would be useful, i.e., what is a good target for an initial release that would be useful to the community?
  • What are the priorities for adding more complexity beyond an initial release?
  • A query tool is also being developed to make the SCEC Community Fault Model (CFM) easier to use. What file formats do deformation modelers prefer for fault surfaces? Any requests for future updates to this tool?
10:00am - 10:30am
Break
10:30am - 11:30am
Reports from breakout discussions
11:30am - 12:00pm
Session IV
Eric Hetland (Univ. of Michigan) Overview of InSAR data repositories and tools
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lunch
12:45pm - 2:00pm
Tinker Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Session V
Qiu Qiang (USC) Probing mechanical properties of subduction zones using space geodetic observations
Kelin Wang (Geological Survey of Canada) Viscoelastic stress relaxation following great subduction earthquakes
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Poster Session and tinker time
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
Baptiste Rousset (UC Berkeley) Insights on the slip rates at the down-dip edges of seismogenic zones from joint geodetic and tremor analysis
Kali Allison (Univ. Of Maryland) The interaction between ductile shear zones and the seismogenic crust
10:00am - 10:30am
Break
10:30am - 11:30am
Session VII
Luc Lavier (Univ. of Texas, Austin) Simulation of earthquakes in finite thickness fault zones in models of long term tectonic deformation
11:30am - 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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