ASPECT Newsletter #83

Hello everyone!

       This is ASPECT newsletter #83.

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:

#3180: Fix Tosi Case 4 benchmark (proposed by anne-glerum)
#3179: Add new solver scheme: single advection, iterated Newton Stokes (proposed by anne-glerum)
#3178: Add composition density formulation (proposed by gassmoeller)
#3177: Fix spaces, reference and spelling (proposed by anne-glerum; merged)
#3176: Move assignment to old_solution to the only place it is used (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#3175: Fix floating point exception caused by accessing timestep prematurely (proposed by gassmoeller)
#3174: Correct behavior of VoF interface refinement algorithm near MPI process boundaries (proposed by class4kayaker)
#3173: Replace dynamic cast in cookbooks and benchmarks (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#3172: Fix deprecation message with deal.II 9.1 (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#3171: add missing doxygen comment (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#3170: update parameters (proposed by tjhei; merged)
#3169: Better Compositing model and AdditionalOutputs (proposed by tjhei)
#3167: Use the same initialization for operator splitting as for normal time stepping (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#3159: Add pull request template (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#3157: Rename isothermal to isentropic compression (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#3137: Updated: Material model that sets a constant viscosity in the lithosphere (proposed by SophieCoulson; merged)

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