[unav_all] workshop announcement

Mark Simons simons at caltech.edu
Fri Mar 30 10:22:40 MDT 2007

Announcement for the 2007 Workshop on Community Finite Element Models 
for Fault Systems and Tectonic Studies

The focus of this gathering will be on computational models addressing 
the seismic cycle across single and multiple events. The workshop will 
blend science talks on case studies from particular faulting 
environments and on key rheological behavior with discussions of current 
obstacles to crustal deformation modeling and software development 

As in previous years, topics will also span a variety of computational 
issues including how to go from a geologic structural model to a finite 
element model, different numerical issues including optimal meshes and 
remeshing, and consideration of different bulk and fault zone 
rheologies. Another explicit goal of this workshop is to provide basic 
training in the installation, use, and customization of existing, freely 
available modeling software for crustal deformation. There will be 
dedicated time at the beginning and end of the workshop for hands-on 
interaction with other users and developers of the primary existing 
tools. This year's workshop will be held from June 25-29, 2007, in 
Golden, Colorado on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines. Limited 
reimbursement is available for all participants, for a portion of costs 
incurred. There are no registration fees.

*Confirmed Speakers:* Eric Dunham, David Kohlstedt, Jim Dietrich, Jean 
Chery, Kengo Nakajima

The workshop web site including registration can be found at:



Dr. Mark Simons		
Seismological Laboratory
Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
252-21 Caltech		
Pasadena CA 91125

Tel: 626/395-6984
Fax: 626/564-0715
WWW: http://www.gps.caltech.edu/~simons
E-Mail: simons at caltech.edu

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