Can Pylith be used for simulating reservoir-induced seismicity?

Dear Pylith Software Responsible Person,

I hope this message finds you well. My name is Xiaoyang, and I am currently a student researching reservoir-induced seismicity. I am writing to inquire about the capabilities of Pylith software in simulating this phenomenon.

As I delve deeper into my research, I am interested in exploring the possibility of incorporating porous medium parameters and freely moving water into the simulations conducted with Pylith. Specifically, I would like to investigate how variations in porosity and the presence of moving water within the medium could affect the seismic response in a three-dimensional finite element model.

I understand that Pylith is a powerful open-source software tool known for its capabilities in simulating crustal deformation and seismic processes. However, I am unsure about its specific capabilities regarding the inclusion of porous medium parameters and mobile water in simulations.

Could you please provide me with information on whether Pylith has the functionality to accommodate these features? If so, I would greatly appreciate any guidance or resources you could offer to help me utilize Pylith effectively for my research objectives.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best regards,

PyLith v3.0 and later include poroelasticity. The manual includes two examples (examples/magma-2d and examples/poroelastic-outerrise-2d) that demonstrate the use of poroelasticity.

Dear Mr. Baagaard,

Thank you very much for your prompt and informative response. I greatly appreciate the information you provided regarding the capabilities of PyLith v3.0 and later versions, particularly the inclusion of poroelasticity.

I will review the examples you mentioned (examples/magma-2d and examples/poroelastic-outerrise-2d) to better understand how to implement poroelasticity in my simulations. Your guidance is invaluable as I continue my research on reservoir-induced seismicity.

Thank you again for your assistance and for the excellent work you and your team do in developing and maintaining PyLith.

Best regards,