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Adjoint CFD Code Development



Area: CFD

This paper addresses the concerns of CFD code developers who are facing the task of creating a discrete adjoint CFD code for design optimisation. It discusses how the development of such a code can be greatly eased through the selective use of Automatic Differentiation, and how each stage of the software development process can be subjected to a sequence of checks to ensure the correctness of the final software.

The complete source code can be download from the webpage. This includes a Makefile which uses TAPENADE to generate the linear (forward mode) and adjoint (reverse mode) subroutines.

  

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