Schema-Based Environment for Configuring, Analyzing and Documenting Integrated Fusion Simulations
Software is currently being developed to support the comprehensive full-device modeling needed for the successful operation of ITER. For this software to become a productive tool, a user-friendly interface will be needed to facilitate the configuration of components, to set up integrated simulations, and to perform simulation analyses. This project will develop a schema-based environment for configuring, analyzing, and documenting (SECAD) integrated fusion simulations. The SECAD system will be a user-friendly environment for setting up integrated fusion simulations and their analyses, for performing visualization, and for improving performance. Phase I developed a prototype SECAD capable of editing partial configuration files and running parameter studies for simulations. In Phase II, the SECAD system will be fully developed and will consist of (1) infrastructure for integrating the software with an analysis tool; (2) a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that will allow users to edit and validate software inputs, visualize their simulation data, set up parameter studies, and visualize the output; and (3) performance enhancements for components developed for a variety of platforms. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: In addition to fusion projects, the SECAD system should be applicable to many scientific and industrial efforts including the upcoming Fusion Simulation Project, Integrated Tokamak Modeling for ITER, Earth Science Modeling Framework, Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, climate modeling, automotive and aerospace engineering, and other projects that need to integrate multiple software components.
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