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2022 Crustal Deformation Modeling Workshop

2022 Crustal Deformation Modeling Workshop

June 20-24, 2022

Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

Tentative Agenda


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.

Tutorials will cover the use of PyLith, Cubit, Gmsh, and ParaView. There will also be discussion of other modeling tools during the science talks.

Important

The current PyLith release is v2.2.2. The tutorials will cover PyLith v3.0.0, which we expect to release the first week of June. You can get a sneak peek of PyLith v3 by looking through the new online manual, which is available but still under construction.


TBD: Getting Started Help Session

1-2 weeks before the workshop, we will hold an online help session.

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 - Tutorials 

These tutorials will provide a discussion of beginning and intermediate meshing and modeling topics. Prior to the workshop users should have installed the software and worked through some of the examples provided in the PyLith manual.

7:00am - 8:00am
Breakfast at Mines Market
8:00am - 8:15am
Introduction and overview of tutorials
8:15am - 9:30am
PyLith v3.0.0
9:30am - 9:45am
Break
9:45am - 10:45am
Static and quasistatic simulations without faults
10:45am - 12:00pm
Group exercise
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Quasistatic simulations with prescribed slip
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Group exercise
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Troubleshooting simulations
5:30pm
Dinner on your own

Tuesday - 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
8:05am - 9:30am
Static Green's functions
9:30am - 11:00am
Tinker time
11:00am - 12:00pm
Gravitational body forces
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tinker time
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Poroelasticity
3:00pm - 3:30pm
PyLith and CIG best practices
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Tinker time
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 workshop overview
8:15am - 8:30am
Participant introductions
8:30am - 10:00am
Session I: The earthquake cycle
  • Matt Wei (Univ. of Rhode Island), Numerical modeling of earthquake cycles on oceanic transform faults (30 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • Sharadha Sathiakumar (Univ. of Southern California), Earthquake cycles in Nepal (30 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • Discussion (20 min)
10:00am - 10:30am
Break
10:30am - 12:00pm
Session II: The cycle continues
  • Prithvi Thakur (Univ. of Michigan), Modeling the Effects of Fault Damage Zones on Long-Term Earthquake Sequences (30 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • Dave May (Univ. of California, San Diego), A symmetric interior penalty discontinuous Galerkin method for seismic cycling (30 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • Discussion (20 min)
12:00pm - 12:10pm
Airport transportation optimization (for departing)
12:10pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tinker time
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Session III: What cycles do we believe?
  • Kali Allison (Univ. of California, Davis), Thinking carefully about initial conditions in earthquake cycle models (30 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • Brittany Erickson (Univ. of Oregon), The SCEC Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip (SEAS) benchmarking effort: Findings and future directions (20 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • Discussion (20 min)
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Break
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Poster Session
5:00pm
Dinner on your own

Thursday - Science Talks and Discussions

7:00am - 8:00am
Breakfast at Mines Market
8:30am - 10:00am
Session IV: Inverting for fault slip
  • Thea Ragon (Caltech), Finite-fault slip estimates: how critical are structural heterogeneities? (30 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • Simone Puel (Univ. of Texas), A mixed forward/inverse modeling framework for earthquake deformation problems (30 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • Discussion (20 min)
10:00am - 11:00am
Break
11:00am - 12:00pm
Lightning Talks
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lunch
12:45pm - 2:00pm
Tinker time
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Session V: Faulting, fluids, and surface loading
  • Robert Walker (Univ. Buffalo), Implementing fluid-solid interactions with faulting in PyLith (30 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • Hilary Martens (Univ. of Montana), Deformation of Earth by load tides, atmosphere, and continental water (30 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • Discussion (20 min)
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Break
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Poster Session
5:00pm
Dinner on your own

Friday - Science Talks and Discussions 

7:00am - 8:00am
Breakfast at Mines Market
8:30am - 10:00am
Session VI: Mechanics beyond crustal deformation and Earth
  • Colin Meyer (Dartmouth College), Thermomechanics of ice on Earth and in the outer solar system (30 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • Alex Berne (Caltech), Adapting PyLith for multi-scale geodynamics modeling on planetary bodies (30 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • Discussion (20 min)
10:00am - 10:30am
Break
10:30am - 11:15am
Modeling needs discussion
11:15am - 11:30am
Wrap-up discussion
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker time (for those still around)
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