ASPECT Newsletter #135

Hello everyone!

This is ASPECT newsletter #135.
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:

#4352: add missing override keywords (implemented by tjhei; reviewed by bobmyhill)
#4351: remove duplicate ChunkGeometry instantiation (implemented by tjhei; reviewed by tjhei)
#4350: [WIP] Apply free surface stabilization to other mesh deformation plugins (implemented by Djneu)
#4348: WIP: generate particles in unit cell (implemented by naliboff)
#4347: Fix manual comment for 3D Drucker Prager (implemented by EstherHeck; reviewed by bobmyhill)
#4346: reorganize nullspace (implemented by tjhei; reviewed by gassmoeller)
#4345: Reorder restart checks (implemented by gassmoeller; reviewed by tjhei)
#4344: Fix the description of damage models in the manual. (implemented by bangerth)
#4343: Add a note about compositional fields to the manual. (implemented by bangerth)
#4342: Refactor velocity postprocessor output (implemented by gassmoeller; reviewed by tjhei)
#4340: use =default for virtual destructors (implemented by tjhei; reviewed by bobmyhill)
#4338: remove lines with code line number from screen-output (implemented by bobmyhill; reviewed by tjhei)
#4337: improved parse_map error message for string format (implemented by bobmyhill; reviewed by tjhei)
#4336: [WIP] Update strain rheology (implemented by naliboff)
#4335: Unify failing solver output. (implemented by gassmoeller; reviewed by tjhei)
#4311: Change the representative point to include initial topography in the box model geometry (implemented by Djneu; reviewed by gassmoeller)
#4220: S40RTS mantle gravity (implemented by cedrict; reviewed by gassmoeller)

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

#4349 Restart fails for large problems and deal.II 9.3.0 (opened)
#4341 Adding a free surface on a restart causes segmentation fault (opened)
#4339 Remove reference viscosity parameter from material models? (opened)
#4328 Some question about initial topography and material model (closed)

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

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