[aspect-devel] ASPECT Newsletter #19

Rene Gassmoeller rene.gassmoeller at mailbox.org
Sat Dec 17 12:00:47 PST 2016

Hello everyone!

This is ASPECT newsletter #19.
It automatically reports recently merged features and discussions about the ASPECT mantle convection code.

## Below you find a list of recently proposed or merged features:

#1325: Appropriately list what should be refernced in the manual. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1325

#1324: Basic property pool implementation (proposed by gassmoeller; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1324

#1323: fix doxygen errors (proposed by tjhei; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1323

#1322: changelog (proposed by tjhei; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1322

#1319: Particle benchmarks and particle interpolation schemes [WIP] (proposed by hlokavarapu) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1319

#1318: Make a variable const (because we can). (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1318

#1317: Also error out when more than one argument is given on the command line. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1317

#1313: Update a few .prm fragments that go into the manual. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1313

#1312: Update the manual for output file paths. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1312

#1311: Define thermal expansion coefficient alpha. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1311

#1310: Remove a note that no longer seems appropriate. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1310

#1309: Add Louise Kellogg as an author. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1309

#1308: Fix spacing in a formula by making it consistent. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1308

#1307: Remove duplicated reference. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1307

#1306: Removed particle index storage in particle generators reference cell and quadrature points (proposed by hlokavarapu; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1306

#1305: Fix a grammar error. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1305

#1303: Use non-deprecated function name where necessary. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1303

#1301: [WIP] Introduce particle property pool (proposed by gassmoeller) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1301

#1300: [WIP] force vector (proposed by tjhei) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1300

#1299: Add find_heating_model function to Manager (proposed by gassmoeller; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1299

#1298: remove +x permission from files (proposed by tjhei; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1298

#1297: Cleanup unused variables (proposed by gassmoeller; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1297

#1296: Return particle properties as ArrayView (proposed by gassmoeller; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1296

#1295: update references in the manual (proposed by jdannberg; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1295

#1293: Update the 'Future plans' section. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1293

#1292: Mention particles in the section on equations and models. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1292

#1291: Expand the documentation of the 'initial position' particle property. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1291

#1290: Visualize particle properties. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1290

#1289: Update particle section in the manual. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1289

#1288: Also create a .visit record for all particle files. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1288

#1287: Use complete subsection paths in manual .prm snippets. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1287

#1286: Put some space between two rows of pictures. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1286

#1285: Remove deprecated heating parameters from input files (proposed by gassmoeller; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1285

#1283: Minor doc updates. (proposed by bangerth; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1283

#1282: monthly doc update (proposed by tjhei; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1282

#1281: Allow negative depletion density changes (proposed by jdannberg; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1281

#1276: Use nonlinear solver tolerance for "Stokes only" solver scheme (proposed by gassmoeller; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1276

#1275: Rebase density approximations (proposed by gassmoeller; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1275

#1095: Manual fixes: alpha for thermal expansivity and more (proposed by lkellogg; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1095

## And this is a list of recently opened or closed discussions:

#1321: [Meta] Follow-up improvements related to equation formulations (opened) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1321

#1320: Replace $$...$$ by \[...\] in the manual (opened) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1320

#1316: Support --version (opened) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1316

#1315: Optimize the particle interpolation interface (opened) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1315

#1314: Explain particle output file structure (opened) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1314

#1304: Describe alpha in the manual (opened and closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1304

#1302: Question about quadrature point particle generator (opened and closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1302

#1294: Implement inflow boundary condition for particles (opened) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1294

#1284: compute_derived_quantities_vector warnings (opened and closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1284

#1214: Further considerations for time step lengths etc (closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1214

#1199: Manual: Update output file locations in subdirectories (closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1199

#1198: Update particle section in the manual (closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1198

#1162: Update website for what to cite (closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1162

#1132: Floating point exception thrown when dealii is built with PetSc (closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1132

#1128: The Raleigh number for the  cookbook of a 2d-convection box (closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1128

#1069: Make active particles as simple to use as possible (closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1069

#989: manual: thermal expansion coefficient notation (closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/989

#943: remove deprecated functionality (closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/943

#938: Non-convergence of advection solver in parallel (closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/938

#918: 3D Spherical Errors (closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/918

#810: Late particle initialization mode interpolate crashes (closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/810

#756: Accelerate copy_local_to_global (closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/756

#166: Governing equation approximations (closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/166

#98: Put an assertion/warning in the code that shear heating and adiabatic heating should be used together (closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/98

A list of all major changes since the last release can be found at https://aspect.dealii.org/doc/doxygen/changes_current.html.

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