ASPECT Newsletter #117

Hello everyone!

This is ASPECT newsletter #117.
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:

#3935: Urlreader fix (implemented by kneumiller)
#3934: remove sqrt (implemented by elodie-kendall)
#3932: Particles plus repeated timestepping (implemented by anne-glerum)
#3931: add defect correction solver schemes to parameter description (implemented by MFraters)
#3929: change asserts to assertthrows when dealing with user input. (implemented by MFraters; reviewed by tjhei)
#3928: rename AsciiDataLookup to StructuredDataLookup (implemented by tjhei)
#3927: Add visco plastic composition mask (implemented by MFraters)
#3926: add new citation Negredo et al. (implemented by ljhwang; reviewed by bobmyhill)
#3925: add defect correction to list of allowed solvers for strain dependent (implemented by EstherHeck)
#3914: Update current stress taking strain weakening into account (implemented by anne-glerum; reviewed by naliboff)
#3798: new mantle convection cookbook (implemented by cedrict; reviewed by bobmyhill)

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

#3933 get_entropy_viscosity: Why is material model called with the average solution of the previous 2 timesteps instead of the current linearization point? (opened)
#3930 Why is space not allowed in compositional field names (opened)

A list of all major changes since the last release can be found at this website.

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