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Printed April 1996
Automatic Differentiation of the TACO2D Finite Element Code Using
Alan Carle and Michael Fagan
Rice University CITI/CRPC
6100 S. Main St.
Houston, TX 77005
The need for sensitivities in particular applications is becoming increasingly important
in problems such as optimal design or control. In this study, we use ADIFOR to generate
derivative code for TACO2D, a finite element heat transfer code. Our study of TACO2D
indicates that ADIFOR-generated derivatives yield accurate derivatives at a fraction of the
time requirements of finite difference approximations, and space requirements proportional
to the number of variables.
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Carle, A. & Fagan, M. Automatic differentiation of the TACO2D finite element code using ADIFOR, report, April 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc665861/m1/3/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.