RealFunctionControl

The RealFunctionControl object is designed to control a "Real" parameter with a function rather than use the value specified in the input file. This object is mainly a demonstration of how to create a Control object and modify a parameter.

Example

Consider a simulation that solves the diffusion equation, where the Laplacian term has a coefficient, but the coefficient is defined as a constant input parameter ("coef"). For some reason, it is desired to control this coefficient and replace the constant value with a function that varies with space and time; this function is defined in the Functions block.

The RealFunctionControl object is designed for this purpose as shown in Listing 1.

Listing 1: Control block demonstrating the use of the RealFunctionControl object.


[Controls]
  [./func_control]
    type = RealFunctionControl
    parameter = '*/*/coef'
    function = 'func_coef'
    execute_on = 'initial timestep_begin'
  [../]
[]
(test/tests/controls/real_function_control/real_function_control.i)

Notice that the "parameter" input parameter is expecting a parameter name which can be defined in various forms.

For a discussion on the naming of objects and parameters see Object and Parameter Names section.

Input Parameters

  • functionThe function to use for controlling the specified parameter.

    C++ Type:FunctionName

    Options:

    Description:The function to use for controlling the specified parameter.

  • parameterThe input parameter(s) to control. Specify a single parameter name and all parameters in all objects matching the name will be updated

    C++ Type:std::string

    Options:

    Description:The input parameter(s) to control. Specify a single parameter name and all parameters in all objects matching the name will be updated

Required Parameters

  • depends_onThe Controls that this control relies upon (i.e. must execute before this one)

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The Controls that this control relies upon (i.e. must execute before this one)

  • execute_onINITIAL TIMESTEP_ENDThe list of flag(s) indicating when this object should be executed, the available options include NONE, INITIAL, LINEAR, NONLINEAR, TIMESTEP_END, TIMESTEP_BEGIN, FINAL, CUSTOM.

    Default:INITIAL TIMESTEP_END

    C++ Type:ExecFlagEnum

    Options:NONE INITIAL LINEAR NONLINEAR TIMESTEP_END TIMESTEP_BEGIN FINAL CUSTOM

    Description:The list of flag(s) indicating when this object should be executed, the available options include NONE, INITIAL, LINEAR, NONLINEAR, TIMESTEP_END, TIMESTEP_BEGIN, FINAL, CUSTOM.

Optional Parameters

  • control_tagsAdds user-defined labels for accessing object parameters via control logic.

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:Adds user-defined labels for accessing object parameters via control logic.

  • enableTrueSet the enabled status of the MooseObject.

    Default:True

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:Set the enabled status of the MooseObject.

  • implicitTrueDetermines whether this object is calculated using an implicit or explicit form

    Default:True

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:Determines whether this object is calculated using an implicit or explicit form

Advanced Parameters

Input Files