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  • Main Title Automatic differentiation of the TACO2D finite element code using ADIFOR


  • Author: Carle, A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Fagan, M.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Sandia National Laboratories
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Additional Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  • Name: Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1996-04-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The need for sensitivities in particular applications is becoming increasingly important in problems such as optimal design or control. In this study, the authors use ADIFOR to generate derivative code for TACO2D, a finite element heat transfer code. The 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. The primary focus on TACO2D was for the design of chemical vapor deposition reactors.
  • Physical Description: 11 p.


  • Keyword: Chemical Vapor Deposition
  • Keyword: Heat Transfer
  • STI Subject Categories: 36 Materials Science
  • STI Subject Categories: 99 Mathematics, Computers, Information Science, Management, Law, Miscellaneous
  • Keyword: Automation
  • Keyword: Differential Equations
  • Keyword: Materials
  • STI Subject Categories: 32 Energy Conservation, Consumption, And Utilization
  • Keyword: Optimization
  • Keyword: Finite Element Method
  • Keyword: Computer-Aided Design
  • Keyword: T Codes
  • Keyword: A Codes
  • Keyword: Chemical Reactors


  • Other Information: PBD: Apr 1996


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE96010288
  • Report No.: SAND--96-8226
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/238579
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 238579
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc665861


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE96010288