ASPECT Newsletter #121

Hello everyone!

This is ASPECT newsletter #121.
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:

#3982: [WIP] Extend the viscoplastic rheology module for melt compatibility (implemented by jperryhouts)
#3981: Allow particle initialization with Dirichlet boundary condition (implemented by gassmoeller)
#3980: Improvements to the van Keken benchmark section of the manual. (implemented by bangerth)
#3979: Better explain where to find information about parameters. (implemented by bangerth)
#3977: update parameters (implemented by tjhei; reviewed by bobmyhill)
#3975: allow discontinuous particle interpolation for periodic BC (implemented by jdannberg; reviewed by gassmoeller)
#3974: Cleanup instantiations (implemented by gassmoeller; reviewed by tjhei)
#3971: VoF: remove unused parameter (implemented by tjhei; reviewed by naliboff)
#3968: Add assert and maximum to viscosity computation (implemented by gassmoeller; reviewed by bobmyhill)
#3964: Add benchmark tests for experimental “melt visco plastic” material model (implemented by jperryhouts; reviewed by naliboff)
#3955: Add Withers thesis to publications (implemented by ljhwang; reviewed by bangerth)
#3884: Addition: Composite viscoplastic now includes damped Drucker-Prager element (implemented by bobmyhill; reviewed by naliboff)
#3826: Changed: Multicomponent material models now assume compositional field values are mass fractions (implemented by bobmyhill; reviewed by gassmoeller)

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

#3978 Allow some compositions to be DG fields (opened)
#3976 Best way to read in temperature grids (opened)
#3973 Improve documentation for multicomponent compressible (opened)
#3972 Bug in advection boundary conditions with free surfaces (opened)

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

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