[CIG-SHORT] seeking individuals interested in learning adaptive
baagaard at usgs.gov
Mon Oct 29 11:29:45 PDT 2007
Last week, CIG held a hands-on workshop on adaptive mesh refinement. This
included tutorials from Wolfgang Bangerth on using deal.II to do adaptive
mesh refinement (AMR). The detailed documentation and numerous examples made
deal.II easy to learn and use. Furthermore, everyone agreed that deal.II is a
wonderful (nearly painless) way to learn finite-element modeling. Although we
plan to add AMR to PyLith, there are a number of features that have higher
priorities. In the meantime, if you are interested in simple problems
(relatively simple geometries and rheologies) where AMR would be helpful,
deal.II could be a very useful tool.
The Science Steering Committee will likely be reevaluating CIG priorities as a
result of this workshop. One possibility under consideration is developing
one or more geodynamics applications using deal.II. Such an effort would
likely involve members of the community working with Wolfgang to implement
these simple, targeted applications.
If you are interested in getting involved in using deal.II and AMR, please let
me know ASAP. I would be happy to provide more detail about what would be
required to use deal.II for a specific problem involving quasi-static
modeling of crustal deformation.
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