[aspect-devel] ASPECT Newsletter #24

Rene Gassmoeller rene.gassmoeller at mailbox.org
Tue Feb 28 11:00:21 PST 2017

Hello everyone!

This is ASPECT newsletter #24.
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:

#1395: Add topography feature to ellipsoidal chunk. (proposed by MFraters) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1395

#1393: Silence a warning for gcc 6 (proposed by gassmoeller; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1393

#1392: Blankenbach benchmark cleanup (proposed by tjhei; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1392

#1391: Test blankenbach benchmark (proposed by tjhei; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1391

#1387: Fix steinberger cookbook parameter file (proposed by gassmoeller; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1387

#1386: post release 1.5.0 (proposed by tjhei) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1386

#1385: Restrict assembly of face values to discontinuous fields (proposed by gassmoeller; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1385

#1384: Make particle interpolation more efficient (proposed by gassmoeller; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1384

#1383: fix bibtex warning (proposed by tjhei; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1383

#1382: fix benchmarks and cookbooks (proposed by tjhei; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1382

#1381: remove incorrect uses of the term Boussinesq Approximation in the manual (proposed by jdannberg; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1381

#1379: Fix crash in inner core example (proposed by tjhei; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1379

#1378: Blankenbach Benchmark (proposed by tjhei; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1378

#1329: Burnman profiles (proposed by gassmoeller; merged) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/pull/1329

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

#1394: Tracking material properties (viscosity, density, etc) through tracers  (opened) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1394

#1390: Document why the factor 1/3 is correct, even in 2d (opened) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1390

#1389: Improve Blankenbach convergence (opened) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1389

#1388: Let face assemblers describe that they need strain rate and viscosity (opened) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1388

#1380: cookbooks/steinberger.prm fails (opened and closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/1380

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

#653: Be more careful with the term "Boussinesq approximation" (closed) https://github.com/geodynamics/aspect/issues/653

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

Thanks for being part of the community!

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