ASPECT Newsletter #97

Hello everyone!

       This is ASPECT newsletter #97.

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:

#3381: fix hdf5 output after restart (proposed by tjhei)
#3379: Fix hdf5 output after restart (proposed by maxrudolph)
#3378: add depth offset parameter for the world builder. (proposed by MFraters)
#3377: [WIP] Workaround for issue 3359 (proposed by gassmoeller)
#3376: Move ChunkGeometry into an internal namespace (proposed by gassmoeller)
#3375: Add mapping as argument to some boundary value calls (proposed by gassmoeller)
#3374: Update benchmarks (proposed by naliboff; merged)
#3373: Add a test for the viscoelastic plastic simple shear benchmark (proposed by naliboff; merged)
#3372: update vep test parameter file (proposed by naliboff; merged)
#3370: Fix dynamic topography postprocessor coordinate output to respect manifold (proposed by gassmoeller; merged)
#3369: add picard iteration gmg (proposed by tcclevenger; merged)
#3368: Fix bib entry category (proposed by anne-glerum; merged)
#3367: [WIP] Enable additional RHS terms and elasticity in Newton solver (proposed by naliboff; merged)
#3366: Specify thermal conductivities in visco_plastic material model (proposed by naliboff)
#3224: Bilinear in 3d (proposed by sac-bsa; merged)
#3146: sinking block benchmark (proposed by cedrict; merged)

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

#3380 File format for describing complete set of initial conditions (opened)
#3371 Issues with 2D bilinear least squares particle interpolation (opened)

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