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2019 Crustal Deformation Modeling Tutorial

June 10-11, 2019

This tutorial will focus on providing training in the use of the CIG PyLith software for quasi-static modeling of crustal deformation, with an emphasis on interseismic, coseismic, and postseismic deformation. The training will also include instruction in CUBIT/Trelis for creating finite-element meshes as input for PyLith and visualizing PyLith output using Paraview.

Instructors: Brad Aagaard, Charles Williams, Matthew Knepley

Getting Started

  1. Download PyLith v3.0.0beta from
  2. Create a play area to modify the examples
  mkdir playpen
  cp -r src/pylith-3.0.0beta1/examples playpen/

Monday June 10, 2019

PyLith, CUBIT/Trelis, and Paraview Refresher

Time Title Video
8:00am - 8:15am Introduction and overview of tutorials (slides)
8:15am - 9:30am PyLith Overview (slides) N/A

2-D Reverse Fault: Meshing with CUBIT/Trelis

Time Title Video
9:30am - 10:45am Overview (slides) N/A
Geometry N/A
Meshing N/A
Boundary Conditions N/A

2-D Reverse Fault: Materials, Dirichlet, and Neumann Boundary Conditions

Time Title Video
1:00pm - 2:30pm Overview (slides)
Step 2 N/A
Step 4 N/A

Troubleshooting PyLith Simulations

Time Title Video
4:30pm - 5:30pm Overview (slides) N/A
Step 1 N/A
Step 2 N/A

Tuesday June 11, 2017

2-D Reverse Fault: Faults with Prescribed Slip

Time Title Video
8:00am - 9:30am Overview (slides) YouTube
Step05 YouTube
Step06 YouTube

2-D Reverse Fault: Gravitational Body Forces

Time Title Video
11:00am - 12:00pm Overview (slides) N/A
Step 6 N/A
Step 7 N/A

Meshing with Complex Geometry

Zip file with Exodus-II file of generated mesh for those without CUBIT/Trelis.

3-D Subduction Zone: Meshing Complex Geometry

Time Title Video
2:00pm - 3:15pm Overview (slides) N/A
Geometry N/A
Meshing N/A
Boundary Conditions N/A
software/pylith/cdm2019.txt · Last modified: 2019/06/11 04:23 by baagaard