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NIMROD is a new code system that is being developed for the analysis of modern fusion experiments. It is being designed from the beginning to make the maximum use of massively parallel computer architecture and computer graphics. The NIMROD physics kernel solves the three-dimensional, time-dependent two-fluid equations with neo-classical effects in toroidal geometry of arbitrary poloidal cross section. The NIMROD system also includes a pre-processor, a grid generator, and a post processor. User interaction with NIMROD is facilitated by a modern graphical user interface (GUI). The NIMROD project is using Quality Function Deployment (QFD) team management techniques to minimize re-engineering and reduce code development time. An overview of the NIMROD project is given. Operation of the GUI is demonstrated and the first results from the physics kernel are given.

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Authors: SAUTER O, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Association Euratom Suisse (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 41 (1996) No. 7
Record Number: 199710422 / Last updated on: 1997-04-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en