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We are pleased to announce the release of ASPECT 2.0.1. ASPECT is the Advanced
Solver for Problems in Earth's ConvecTion. It uses modern numerical methods such
as adaptive mesh refinement, multigrid, and a modular software design to
provide a fast, flexible, and extensible mantle convection solver. ASPECT is
and the release is available from
This release is a bugfix release for 2.0.0 and includes the following fixes:
- Fixed: The 'compositional heating' heating plugin had a parameter
'Use compositional field for heat production averaging' that was used
inconsistently with its description. Its first entry did not correspond
to the background field, but to the first compositional field, and the
last value was ignored. This is fixed now, the first entry is used for
the background field, and all following values determine whether to include
the corresponding compositional fields.
- Fixed: The 'depth dependent' material model did not properly initialize
the material model it uses as a base model. This caused crashes if the
base model requires an initialization (such as the 'steinberger' material
model). This is fixed now by properly initializing the base model.
- Fixed: The advection assembler for DG elements was not thread-safe,
which led to wrong results or crashes if a discontinuous temperature
or composition discretization was combined with multithreading.
- Disabled: The particle functionality was not tested when combined with a
free surface boundary, and this combination is currently not supported. This
limitation is now made clear by failing for such setups with a descriptive
Wolfgang Bangerth, Juliane Dannberg, Rene Gassmoeller, Timo Heister,
Jacqueline Austermann, Menno Fraters, Anne Glerum, John Naliboff,
and many other contributors.