Accession Number : ADA318450

Title :   Object-Oriented Formulations for Particle-in-Cell (pic) Plasma.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Sep 92-31 Aug 96,

Corporate Author : GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA

Personal Author(s) : Rine,

PDF Url : ADA318450

Report Date : 31 AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : During this period we completed the development of a World Wide Web version of the: Users Manual, Developers Manual, and the Algorithm Manual. Because this is a new generation PIC code, an online manual version was considered appropriate. The on-line Web site for the OOPIC manuals is: http://ptsg.eecs.berkeley.edu/-peter/manuals.html In producing a high level design of the OOPIC software, the Object Modeling Technique (OMT) has been used. In constructing the Object Model view, the researchers have broken up the software into two major models, PIC and CUI. The PIC, or physics content modele implements the scientific computations needed to run PIC simulations. The GUI module, represents the MS-Windows software that interacts with the user. The principal reason why OOPIC was made an object-oriented PIC code in C++ is to allow physicists to add new models to the code while at the same time not having to worry about changing the other 99% of the source code.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING, COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, USER MANUALS, DATA MANAGEMENT, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), ONLINE SYSTEMS, INTERNET.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE