An object-oriented framework for magnetic-fusion modeling and analysis codes

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The magnetic-fusion energy (MFE) program, like many other scientific and engineering activities, has a need to efficiently develop complex modeling codes which combine detailed models of components to make an integrated model of a device, as well as a rich supply of legacy code that could provide the component models. There is also growing recognition in many technical fields of the desirability of steerable software: computer programs whose functionality can be changed by the user as it is run. This project had as its goals the development of two key pieces of infrastructure that are needed to combine existing code ... continued below

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Cohen, R H & Yang, T Y Brian March 4, 1999.

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The magnetic-fusion energy (MFE) program, like many other scientific and engineering activities, has a need to efficiently develop complex modeling codes which combine detailed models of components to make an integrated model of a device, as well as a rich supply of legacy code that could provide the component models. There is also growing recognition in many technical fields of the desirability of steerable software: computer programs whose functionality can be changed by the user as it is run. This project had as its goals the development of two key pieces of infrastructure that are needed to combine existing code modules, written mainly in Fortran, into flexible, steerable, object-oriented integrated modeling codes for magnetic- fusion applications. These two pieces are (1) a set of tools to facilitate the interfacing of Fortran code with a steerable object-oriented framework (which we have chosen to be based on PythonlW3, an object-oriented interpreted language), and (2) a skeleton for the integrated modeling code which defines the relationships between the modules. The first of these activities obviously has immediate applicability to a spectrum of projects; the second is more focussed on the MFE application, but may be of value as an example for other applications.

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  • Other: DE00007989
  • Report No.: UCRL-ID-133262
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/7989 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 7989
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc736361

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Cohen, R H & Yang, T Y Brian. An object-oriented framework for magnetic-fusion modeling and analysis codes, report, March 4, 1999; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc736361/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.