Automating Embedded Analysis Capabilities and Managing Software Complexity in Multiphysics Simulation Part I: Template-Based Generic Programming

An approach for incorporating embedded simulation and analysis capabilities in complex simulation codes through template-based generic programming is presented. This approach relies on templating and operator overloading within the C++ language to transform a given calculation into one that can compute a variety of additional quantities that are necessary for many state-of-the-art simulation and analysis algorithms. An approach for incorporating these ideas into complex simulation codes through general graph-based assembly is also presented. These ideas have been implemented within a set of packages in the Trilinos framework and are demonstrated on a simple problem from chemical engineering.

Provided by: Sandia National Laboratories Topic: Software Date Added: May 2012 Format: PDF

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