Long Term Goal: Provide flexible multi-physics modeling capability and training for the exploration of coupled fluid-solid mechanics with an emphasis on the dynamics of magmatic plate-boundaries.
Short Term Goal. Release a general multi-physics modeling capability for plate-boundary scale magma-dynamics problems.
Short-Intermediate Term Goal. Develop better PETSc support for multi-physics problems and demonstrate with a PETSc-only ridge model.
Intermediate Term Goal. Develop a core group of users, and documented examples.
Activity 1: Release TerraFERMA and contribute to CIG’s open source repository.
Activity 2. Begin development on PETSc-based infrastructure.
Activity 3. Community development, training and support.
TerraFERMA, the Transparent Finite Element Rapid Model Assembler, written by Cian Wilson (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University), is currently available as a pre-alpha developers release at https://bitbucket.org/tferma/tferma. The code is currently being revised to implement new features and improve the documentation before general release.