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Title: Integration of Dakota into the NEAMS Workbench

Abstract

This report summarizes a NEAMS (Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation) project focused on integrating Dakota into the NEAMS Workbench. The NEAMS Workbench, developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is a new software framework that provides a graphical user interface, input file creation, parsing, validation, job execution, workflow management, and output processing for a variety of nuclear codes. Dakota is a tool developed at Sandia National Laboratories that provides a suite of uncertainty quantification and optimization algorithms. Providing Dakota within the NEAMS Workbench allows users of nuclear simulation codes to perform uncertainty and optimization studies on their nuclear codes from within a common, integrated environment. Details of the integration and parsing are provided, along with an example of Dakota running a sampling study on the fuels performance code, BISON, from within the NEAMS Workbench.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Fuel Cycle Technologies (NE-5)
OSTI Identifier:
1372616
Report Number(s):
SAND2017-7492
655397
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Swiler, Laura Painton, Lefebvre, Robert A., Langley, Brandon R., and Thompson, Adam B.. Integration of Dakota into the NEAMS Workbench. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1372616.
Swiler, Laura Painton, Lefebvre, Robert A., Langley, Brandon R., & Thompson, Adam B.. Integration of Dakota into the NEAMS Workbench. United States. doi:10.2172/1372616.
Swiler, Laura Painton, Lefebvre, Robert A., Langley, Brandon R., and Thompson, Adam B.. 2017. "Integration of Dakota into the NEAMS Workbench". United States. doi:10.2172/1372616. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1372616.
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