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The COOLFluiD framework: Design solutions for high performance object oriented scientific computing software. (English) Zbl 1129.65328
Sunderam, Vaidy S. (ed.) et al., Computational science – ICCS 2005. 5th international conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, May 22–25, 2005. Proceedings, Part I. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 3-540-26032-3/pbk). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3514, 279-286 (2005).
Summary: The numerical simulation of complex physical phenomena is a challenging endeavor. Software packages developed for such purpose should combine high performance and extreme flexibility, in order to allow an easy integration of new algorithms, models and functionalities, without penalizing run-time efficiency. COOLFluiD is an object-oriented framework for multi-physics simulations using multiple numerical methods on unstructured grids, aiming at satisfying these needs. To this end, specific design patterns and advanced techniques, combining static and dynamic polymorphism, have been employed to attain modularity and efficiency. Some of the main design and implementation solutions adopted in COOLFluiD are presented in this paper, in particular the Perspective and the Method-Command Patterns, used to implement respectively the physical models and the numerical modules.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1073.68012].

MSC:
65Z05 Applications to the sciences
Software:
COOLFluiD
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