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14 ahallam 2801 We will start by examining a simple one dimensional heat diffusion example. This problem will provide a good launch pad to build our knowledge of \esc and demonstrate how to solve simple partial differential equations (PDEs)\footnote{Wikipedia provides an excellent and comprehensive introduction to \textit{Partial Differential Equations} \url{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partial_differential_equation}, however their relevance to \esc and implementation should become a clearer as we develop our understanding further into the cookbook.}
15    
16 ahallam 2401 \section{One Dimensional Heat Diffusion in an Iron Rod}
17 ahallam 2658 \sslist{onedheatdiff001.py and cblib.py}
18 ahallam 2401 %\label{Sec:1DHDv0}
19 ahallam 2801 The first model consists of a simple cold iron bar at a constant temperature of zero \reffig{fig:onedhdmodel}. The bar is perfectly insulated on all sides with a heating element at one end. Intuition tells us that as heat is applied; energy will disperse along the bar via conduction. With time the bar will reach a constant temperature equivalent to that of the heat source.
20 ahallam 2494 \begin{figure}[h!]
21     \centerline{\includegraphics[width=4.in]{figures/onedheatdiff}}
22     \caption{One dimensional model of an Iron bar.}
23     \label{fig:onedhdmodel}
24     \end{figure}
25 ahallam 2495 \subsection{1D Heat Diffusion Equation}
26     We can model the heat distribution of this problem over time using the one dimensional heat diffusion equation\footnote{A detailed discussion on how the heat diffusion equation is derived can be found at \url{http://online.redwoods.edu/instruct/darnold/DEProj/sp02/AbeRichards/paper.pdf}};
27 ahallam 2494 which is defined as:
28 ahallam 2401 \begin{equation}
29     \rho c\hackscore p \frac{\partial T}{\partial t} - \kappa \frac{\partial^{2} T}{\partial x^{2}} = q\hackscore H
30     \label{eqn:hd}
31     \end{equation}
32 gross 2861 where $\rho$ is the material density, $c\hackscore p$ is the specific heat and $\kappa$ is the thermal
33     conductivity\footnote{A list of some common thermal conductivities is available from Wikipedia \url{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_thermal_conductivities}}. Here we assume that these material
34     parameters are \textbf{constant}.
35     The heat source is defined by the right hand side of \refEq{eqn:hd} as $q\hackscore{H}$; this can take the form of a constant or a function of time and space. For example $q\hackscore{H} = q\hackscore{0}e^{-\gamma t}$ where we have the output of our heat source decaying with time. There are also two partial derivatives in \refEq{eqn:hd}; $\frac{\partial T}{\partial t}$ describes the change in temperature with time while $\frac{\partial ^2 T}{\partial x^2}$ is the spatial change of temperature. As there is only a single spatial dimension to our problem, our temperature solution $T$ is only dependent on the time $t$ and our position along the iron bar $x$.
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37 gross 2861 \subsection{PDEs and the General Form}
38     Potentially, it is now possible to solve PDE \refEq{eqn:hd} analytically and this would produce an exact solution to our problem. However, it is not always possible or practical to solve a problem this way. Alternatively, computers can be used to solve these kinds of problems. To do this, a numerical approach is required to discretised
39     the PDE \refEq{eqn:hd} in time and space so finally we are left with a finite number of equations for a finite number of spatial and time steps in the model. While discretization introduces approximations and a degree of error, we find that a sufficiently sampled model is generally accurate enough for the requirements of the modeler.
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41 gross 2861 Firstly, we will discretise the PDE \refEq{eqn:hd} in the time direction which will
42     leave as with a steady linear PDE which is involving spatial derivatives only and needs to be solved in each time
43     step to progress in time - \esc can help us here.
44    
45     For the discretization in time we will use is the Backwards Euler approximation scheme\footnote{see \url{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler_method}}. It bases on the
46     approximation
47     \begin{equation}
48     \frac{\partial T(t)}{\partial t} \approx \frac{T(t)-T(t-h)}{h}
49     \label{eqn:beuler}
50     \end{equation}
51     for $\frac{\partial T}{\partial t}$ at time $t$
52     where $h$ is the time step size. This can also be written as;
53     \begin{equation}
54     \frac{\partial T}{\partial t}(t^{(n)}) \approx \frac{T^{(n)} - T^{(n-1)}}{h}
55     \label{eqn:Tbeuler}
56     \end{equation}
57     where the upper index $n$ denotes the n\textsuperscript{th} time step. So one has
58     \begin{equation}
59     \begin{array}{rcl}
60     t^{(n)} & = & t^{(n-1)}+h \\
61     T^{(n)} & = & T(t^{(n-1)}) \\
62     \end{array}
63     \label{eqn:Neuler}
64     \end{equation}
65     Substituting \refEq{eqn:Tbeuler} into \refEq{eqn:hd} we get;
66     \begin{equation}
67     \frac{\rho c\hackscore p}{h} (T^{(n)} - T^{(n-1)}) - \kappa \frac{\partial^{2} T^{(n)}}{\partial x^{2}} = q\hackscore H
68     \label{eqn:hddisc}
69     \end{equation}
70     Notice that we evaluate the spatial derivative term at current time $t^{(n)}$ - therefore the name \textbf{backward Euler} scheme. Alternatively, one can use evaluate the spatial derivative term at the previous time $t^{(n-1)}$. This
71     approach is called the \textbf{forward Euler} scheme. This scheme can provide some computational advantages which
72     we are not discussed here but has the major disadvantage that depending on the
73     material parameter as well as the discretiztion of the spatial derivative term the time step size $h$ needs to be chosen sufficiently small to achieve a stable temperature when progressing in time. The term \textit{stable} means
74     that the approximation of the temperature will not grow beyond its initial bounds and becomes unphysical.
75     The backward Euler which we use here is unconditionally stable meaning that under the assumption of
76     physically correct problem set-up the temperature approximation remains physical for all times.
77     The user needs to keep in mind that the discretization error introduced by \refEq{eqn:beuler}
78     is sufficiently small so a good approximation of the true temperature is calculated. It is
79     therefore crucial that the user remains critical about his/her results and for instance compares
80     the results for different time and spatial step sizes.
81    
82     To get the temperature $T^{(n)}$ at time $t^{(n)}$ we need to solve the linear
83     differential equation \refEq{eqn:hddisc} which is only including spatial derivatives. To solve this problem
84     we want to to use \esc.
85    
86     \esc interfaces with any given PDE via a general form. For the purpose of this introduction we will illustrate a simpler version of the full linear PDE general form which is available in the \esc user's guide. A simplified form that suits our heat diffusion problem\footnote{In the form of the \esc users guide which using the Einstein convention is written as
87 gross 2477 $-(A\hackscore{jl} u\hackscore{,l})\hackscore{,j}+D u =Y$}
88 ahallam 2606 is described by;
89 gross 2477 \begin{equation}\label{eqn:commonform nabla}
90 jfenwick 2657 -\nabla\cdot(A\cdot\nabla u) + Du = f
91 ahallam 2411 \end{equation}
92 gross 2861 where $A$, $D$ and $f$ are known values and $u$ is the unknown solution. The symbol $\nabla$ which is called the \textit{Nabla operator} or \textit{del operator} represents
93 ahallam 2495 the spatial derivative of its subject - in this case $u$. Lets assume for a moment that we deal with a one-dimensional problem then ;
94 gross 2477 \begin{equation}
95     \nabla = \frac{\partial}{\partial x}
96     \end{equation}
97 gross 2861 and we can write \refEq{eqn:commonform nabla} as;
98 ahallam 2411 \begin{equation}\label{eqn:commonform}
99 gross 2477 -A\frac{\partial^{2}u}{\partial x^{2}} + Du = f
100 ahallam 2411 \end{equation}
101 gross 2861 if $A$ is constant. To match this simplified general form to our problem \refEq{eqn:hddisc}
102     we rearrange \refEq{eqn:hddisc};
103 ahallam 2411 \begin{equation}
104 ahallam 2645 \frac{\rho c\hackscore p}{h} T^{(n)} - \kappa \frac{\partial^2 T^{(n)}}{\partial x^2} = q\hackscore H + \frac{\rho c\hackscore p}{h} T^{(n-1)}
105 ahallam 2494 \label{eqn:hdgenf}
106     \end{equation}
107 ahallam 2775 The PDE is now in a form that satisfies \refEq{eqn:commonform nabla} which is required for \esc to solve our PDE. This can be done by generating a solution for successive increments in the time nodes $t^{(n)}$ where
108 ahallam 2495 $t^{(0)}=0$ and $t^{(n)}=t^{(n-1)}+h$ where $h>0$ is the step size and assumed to be constant.
109 gross 2861 In the following the upper index ${(n)}$ refers to a value at time $t^{(n)}$. Finally, by comparing \refEq{eqn:hdgenf} with \refEq{eqn:commonform} it can be seen that;
110 gross 2862 \begin{equation}\label{ESCRIPT SET}
111 gross 2861 u=T^{(n)};
112 ahallam 2494 A = \kappa; D = \frac{\rho c \hackscore{p}}{h}; f = q \hackscore{H} + \frac{\rho c\hackscore p}{h} T^{(n-1)}
113     \end{equation}
114    
115 gross 2861 Now that the general form has been established, it can be submitted to \esc. Note that it is necessary to establish the state of our system at time zero or $T^{(n=0)}$. This is due to the time derivative approximation we have used from \refEq{eqn:Tbeuler}. Our model stipulates a starting temperature in the iron bar of 0\textcelsius. Thus the temperature distribution is simply;
116 ahallam 2495 \begin{equation}
117     T(x,0) = T\hackscore{ref} = 0
118     \end{equation}
119     for all $x$ in the domain.
120 ahallam 2494
121 ahallam 2495 \subsection{Boundary Conditions}
122 gross 2862 With the PDE sufficiently modified, consideration must now be given to the boundary conditions of our model. Typically there are two main types of boundary conditions known as \textbf{Neumann} and \textbf{Dirichlet} boundary conditions\footnote{More information on Boundary Conditions is available at Wikipedia \url{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boundary_conditions}}, respectively.
123     A \textbf{Dirichlet boundary condition} is conceptually simpler and is used to prescribe a known value to the unknown - in our example the temperature - on parts of or the entire boundary of the region of interest.
124     For our model problem we want to keep the initial temperature setting on the left side of the
125     iron bar over time. This defines a Dirichlet boundary condition for the PDE \refEq{eqn:hddisc} to be solved at each time step.
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127 gross 2862 On the other end of the iron rod we want to add an appropriate boundary condition to define insolation to prevent
128     any loss or inflow of energy at the right end of the rod. Mathematically this is expressed by prescribing
129     the heat flux $\kappa \frac{\partial T}{\partial x}$ to zero on the right end of the rod
130     In our simplified one dimensional model this is expressed
131     in the form;
132 ahallam 2494 \begin{equation}
133 gross 2862 \kappa \frac{\partial T}{\partial x} = 0
134 ahallam 2494 \end{equation}
135 gross 2862 or in a more general case as
136     \begin{equation}\label{NEUMAN 1}
137     \kappa \nabla T \cdot n = 0
138     \end{equation}
139     where $n$ is the outer normal field \index{outer normal field} at the surface of the domain.
140     For the iron rod the outer normal field on the right hand side is the vector $(1,0)$. The $\cdot$ (dot) refers to the
141     dot product of the vectors $\nabla T$ and $n$. In fact, the term $\nabla T \cdot n$ is the normal derivative of
142     the temperature $T$. Other notations which are used are\footnote{The \esc notation for the normal
143     derivative is $T\hackscore{,i} n\hackscore i$.};
144 ahallam 2645 \begin{equation}
145 gross 2862 \nabla T \cdot n = \frac{\partial T}{\partial n} \; .
146 ahallam 2645 \end{equation}
147 gross 2862 A condition of the type \refEq{NEUMAN 1} defines a \textbf{Neuman boundary condition} for the PDE.
148 ahallam 2494
149 gross 2862 The PDE \refEq{eqn:hdgenf} together with the Dirichlet boundary condition set on the left face of the rod
150     and the Neuman boundary condition~\ref{eqn:hdgenf} define a \textbf{boundary value problem}.
151     It is a nature of a boundary value problem that it allows to make statements on the solution in the
152     interior of the domain from information known on the boundary only. In most cases
153     we use the term partial differential equation but in fact mean a boundary value problem.
154     It is important to keep in mind that boundary conditions need to be complete and consistent in the sense that
155     at any point on the boundary either a Dirichlet or a Neuman boundary condition must be set.
156    
157     Conviniently, \esc makes default assumption on the boundary conditions which the user may modify where appropriate.
158     For a problem of the form in~\refEq{eqn:commonform nabla} the default condition\footnote{In the form of the \esc users guide which is using the Einstein convention is written as
159     $n\hackscore{j}A\hackscore{jl} u\hackscore{,l}=0$.} is;
160     \begin{equation}\label{NEUMAN 2}
161     n\cdot A \cdot\nabla u = 0
162     \end{equation}
163     which is used everywhere on the boundary. Again $n$ denotes the outer normal field.
164     Notice that the coefficient $A$ is the same as in the \esc PDE~\ref{eqn:commonform nabla}.
165     With the settings for the coefficients we have already identified in \refEq{ESCRIPT SET} this
166     condition translates into
167     \begin{equation}\label{NEUMAN 2}
168     \kappa \frac{\partial T}{\partial x} = 0
169     \end{equation}
170     for the right hand side of the rod. This is identical to the Neuman boundary condition we want to set. \esc will take care of this condition for us. We will discuss the Dirichlet boundary condition later.
171    
172    
173    
174    
175 ahallam 2495 \subsection{A \textit{1D} Clarification}
176 gross 2861 It is necessary for clarification that we revisit the general PDE from \refeq{eqn:commonform nabla} under the light of a two dimensional domain. \esc is inherently designed to solve problems that are greater than one dimension and so \refEq{eqn:commonform nabla} needs to be read as a higher dimensional problem. In the case of two spatial dimensions the \textit{Nabla operator} has in fact two components $\nabla = (\frac{\partial}{\partial x}, \frac{\partial}{\partial y})$. In full, \refEq{eqn:commonform nabla} assuming a constant coefficient $A$, takes the form;
177 gross 2477 \begin{equation}\label{eqn:commonform2D}
178     -A\hackscore{00}\frac{\partial^{2}u}{\partial x^{2}}
179     -A\hackscore{01}\frac{\partial^{2}u}{\partial x\partial y}
180     -A\hackscore{10}\frac{\partial^{2}u}{\partial y\partial x}
181     -A\hackscore{11}\frac{\partial^{2}u}{\partial y^{2}}
182     + Du = f
183     \end{equation}
184 ahallam 2606 Notice that for the higher dimensional case $A$ becomes a matrix. It is also
185 ahallam 2495 important to notice that the usage of the Nabla operator creates
186     a compact formulation which is also independent from the spatial dimension.
187 gross 2861 So to make the general PDE \refEq{eqn:commonform2D} one dimensional as
188     shown in \refEq{eqn:commonform} we need to set
189 ahallam 2606 \begin{equation}
190 ahallam 2494 A\hackscore{00}=A; A\hackscore{01}=A\hackscore{10}=A\hackscore{11}=0
191 gross 2477 \end{equation}
192    
193 ahallam 2495 \subsection{Developing a PDE Solution Script}
194 ahallam 2801 \label{sec:key}
195 gross 2861 To solve the heat diffusion equation (equation \refEq{eqn:hd}) we will write a simple \pyt script which uses the \modescript, \modfinley and \modmpl modules. At this point we assume that you have some basic understanding of the \pyt programming language. If not there are some pointers and links available in Section \ref{sec:escpybas} .
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197 gross 2861 By developing a script for \esc, the heat diffusion equation can be solved at successive time steps for a predefined period using our general form \refEq{eqn:hdgenf}. Firstly it is necessary to import all the libraries\footnote{The libraries contain predefined scripts that are required to solve certain problems, these can be simple like $sine$ and $cosine$ functions or more complicated like those from our \esc library.}
198 ahallam 2495 that we will require.
199 ahallam 2775 \begin{python}
200 ahallam 2495 from esys.escript import *
201 ahallam 2606 # This defines the LinearPDE module as LinearPDE
202     from esys.escript.linearPDEs import LinearPDE
203     # This imports the rectangle domain function from finley.
204     from esys.finley import Rectangle
205     # A useful unit handling package which will make sure all our units
206     # match up in the equations under SI.
207     from esys.escript.unitsSI import *
208     import pylab as pl #Plotting package.
209     import numpy as np #Array package.
210     import os #This package is necessary to handle saving our data.
211 ahallam 2775 \end{python}
212 ahallam 2801 It is generally a good idea to import all of the \modescript library, although if the functions and classes required are known they can be specified individually. The function \verb|LinearPDE| has been imported explicitly for ease of use later in the script. \verb|Rectangle| is going to be our type of model. The module \verb unitsSI provides support for SI unit definitions with our variables; and the \verb|os| module is needed to handle file outputs once our PDE has been solved. \verb pylab and \verb numpy are modules developed independently of \esc. They are used because they have efficient plotting and array handling capabilities.
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214 ahallam 2801 Once our library dependencies have been established, defining the problem specific variables is the next step. In general the number of variables needed will vary between problems. These variables belong to two categories. They are either directly related to the PDE and can be used as inputs into the \esc solver, or they are script variables used to control internal functions and iterations in our problem. For this PDE there are a number of constants which will need values. Firstly, the model upon which we wish to solve our problem needs to be defined. There are many different types of models in \modescript which we will demonstrate in later tutorials but for our iron rod, we will simply use a rectangular model.
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216 ahallam 2801 Using a rectangular model simplifies our rod which would be a \textit{3D} object, into a single dimension. The iron rod will have a lengthways cross section that looks like a rectangle. As a result we do not need to model the volume of the rod because a cylinder is symmetrical about its centre. There are four arguments we must consider when we decide to create a rectangular model, the model \textit{length}, \textit{width} and \textit{step size} in each direction. When defining the size of our problem it will help us determine appropriate values for our model arguments. If we make our dimensions large but our step sizes very small we will to a point, increase the accuracy of our solution. Unfortunately we also increase the number of calculations that must be solved per time step. This means more computational time is required to produce a solution. In this \textit{1D} problem, the bar is defined as being 1 metre long. An appropriate step size \verb|ndx| would be 1 to 10\% of the length. Our \verb|ndy| need only be 1, this is because our problem stipulates no partial derivatives in the $y$ direction. Thus the temperature does not vary with $y$. Hence, the model parameters can be defined as follows; note we have used the \verb unitsSI convention to make sure all our input units are converted to SI.
217 ahallam 2775 \begin{python}
218 ahallam 2495 #Domain related.
219 ahallam 2606 mx = 1*m #meters - model length
220 ahallam 2495 my = .1*m #meters - model width
221 ahallam 2606 ndx = 100 # mesh steps in x direction
222     ndy = 1 # mesh steps in y direction - one dimension means one element
223 ahallam 2775 \end{python}
224 ahallam 2495 The material constants and the temperature variables must also be defined. For the iron rod in the model they are defined as:
225 ahallam 2775 \begin{python}
226 ahallam 2495 #PDE related
227     q=200. * Celsius #Kelvin - our heat source temperature
228 ahallam 2606 Tref = 0. * Celsius #Kelvin - starting temp of iron bar
229 ahallam 2495 rho = 7874. *kg/m**3 #kg/m^{3} density of iron
230 ahallam 2606 cp = 449.*J/(kg*K) #j/Kg.K thermal capacity
231 ahallam 2495 rhocp = rho*cp
232 ahallam 2606 kappa = 80.*W/m/K #watts/m.Kthermal conductivity
233 ahallam 2775 \end{python}
234 ahallam 2495 Finally, to control our script we will have to specify our timing controls and where we would like to save the output from the solver. This is simple enough:
235 ahallam 2775 \begin{python}
236 ahallam 2495 t=0 #our start time, usually zero
237 ahallam 2606 tend=5.*minute #seconds - time to end simulation
238 ahallam 2495 outputs = 200 # number of time steps required.
239     h=(tend-t)/outputs #size of time step
240 ahallam 2606 #user warning statement
241     print "Expected Number of time outputs is: ", (tend-t)/h
242     i=0 #loop counter
243     #the folder to put our outputs in, leave blank "" for script path
244     save_path="data/onedheatdiff001"
245 ahallam 2775 \end{python}
246 ahallam 2606 Now that we know our inputs we will build a domain using the \verb Rectangle() function from \verb finley . The four arguments allow us to define our domain \verb rod as:
247 ahallam 2775 \begin{python}
248 ahallam 2606 #generate domain using rectangle
249     rod = Rectangle(l0=mx,l1=my,n0=ndx, n1=ndy)
250 ahallam 2775 \end{python}
251 ahallam 2801 \verb rod now describes a domain in the manner of Section \ref{ss:domcon}. As we define our variables, various function spaces will be created to accommodate them. There is an easy way to extract finite points from the domain \verb|rod| using the domain property function \verb|getX()| . This function sets the vertices of each cell as finite points to solve in the solution. If we let \verb|x| be these finite points, then;
252 ahallam 2775 \begin{python}
253 ahallam 2606 #extract finite points - the solution points
254     x=rod.getX()
255 ahallam 2775 \end{python}
256 ahallam 2801 The data locations of specific function spaces can be returned in a similar manner by extracting the relevant function space from the domain followed by the \verb .getX() operator.
257 ahallam 2658
258 ahallam 2775 With a domain and all our required variables established, it is now possible to set up our PDE so that it can be solved by \esc. The first step is to define the type of PDE that we are trying to solve in each time step. In this example it is a single linear PDE\footnote{in comparison to a system of PDEs which will be discussed later.}. We also need to state the values of our general form variables.
259     \begin{python}
260 ahallam 2495 mypde=LinearSinglePDE(rod)
261     mypde.setValue(A=kappa*kronecker(rod),D=rhocp/h)
262 ahallam 2775 \end{python}
263 ahallam 2401
264 ahallam 2495 In a few special cases it may be possible to decrease the computational time of the solver if our PDE is symmetric. Symmetry of a PDE is defined by;
265     \begin{equation}\label{eqn:symm}
266     A\hackscore{jl}=A\hackscore{lj}
267     \end{equation}
268 ahallam 2801 Symmetry is only dependent on the $A$ coefficient in the general form and the other coefficients $D$ and $d$ as well as the RHS $Y$ and $y$ may take any value. From the above definition we can see that our PDE is symmetric. The \verb LinearPDE class provides the method \method{checkSymmetry} to check if the given PDE is symmetric. As our PDE is symmetrical we will enable symmetry via;
269 ahallam 2775 \begin{python}
270 ahallam 2495 myPDE.setSymmetryOn()
271 ahallam 2775 \end{python}
272 ahallam 2401
273 ahallam 2801 We now need to specify our boundary conditions and initial values. The initial values required to solve this PDE are temperatures for each discrete point in our model. We will set our bar to:
274 ahallam 2775 \begin{python}
275 ahallam 2401 T = Tref
276 ahallam 2775 \end{python}
277 ahallam 2801 Boundary conditions are a little more difficult. Fortunately the \esc solver will handle our insulated boundary conditions by default with a zero flux operator. However, we will need to apply our heat source $q_{H}$ to the end of the bar at $x=0$ . \esc makes this easy by letting us define areas in our model. The finite points in the model were previously defined as \verb x and it is possible to set all of points that satisfy $x=0$ to \verb q via the \verb whereZero() function. There are a few \verb where functions available in \esc. They will return a value \verb 1 where they are satisfied and \verb 0 where they are not. In this case our \verb qH is only applied to the far LHS of our model as required.
278 ahallam 2775 \begin{python}
279 ahallam 2495 # ... set heat source: ....
280     qH=q*whereZero(x[0])
281 ahallam 2775 \end{python}
282 ahallam 2401
283 ahallam 2801 Finally we will initialise an iteration loop to solve our PDE for all the time steps we specified in the variable section. As the RHS of the general form is dependent on the previous values for temperature \verb T across the bar this must be updated in the loop. Our output at each time step is \verb T the heat distribution and \verb totT the total heat in the system.
284 ahallam 2775 \begin{python}
285 ahallam 2495 while t<=tend:
286 ahallam 2606 i+=1 #increment the counter
287     t+=h #increment the current time
288     mypde.setValue(Y=qH+rhocp/h*T) #set variable PDE coefficients
289     T=mypde.getSolution() #get the PDE solution
290     totT = rhocp*T #get the total heat solution in the system
291 ahallam 2775 \end{python}
292 ahallam 2401
293 ahallam 2606 \subsection{Plotting the heat solutions}
294 ahallam 2801 Visualisation of the solution can be achieved using \mpl a module contained within \pylab. We start by modifying our solution script from before. Prior to the \verb while loop we will need to extract our finite solution points to a data object that is compatible with \mpl. First it is necessary to convert \verb x to a list of tuples. These are then converted to a \numpy array and the $x$ locations extracted via an array slice to the variable \verb plx .
295 ahallam 2775 \begin{python}
296 ahallam 2606 #convert solution points for plotting
297     plx = x.toListOfTuples()
298     plx = np.array(plx) #convert to tuple to numpy array
299     plx = plx[:,0] #extract x locations
300 ahallam 2775 \end{python}
301 ahallam 2801 As there are two solution outputs, we will generate two plots and save each to a file for every time step in the solution. The following is appended to the end of the \verb while loop and creates two figures. The first figure is for the temperature distribution, and the second the total temperature in the bar. Both cases are similar with a few minor changes for scale and labelling. We start by converting the solution to a tuple and then plotting this against our \textit{x coordinates} \verb plx from before. The axis is then standardised and a title applied. Finally, the figure is saved to a *.png file and cleared for the following iteration.
302 ahallam 2775 \begin{python}
303 ahallam 2606 #establish figure 1 for temperature vs x plots
304     tempT = T.toListOfTuples(scalarastuple=False)
305     pl.figure(1) #current figure
306     pl.plot(plx,tempT) #plot solution
307     #define axis extents and title
308     pl.axis([0,1.0,273.14990+0.00008,0.004+273.1499])
309     pl.title("Temperature accross Rod")
310     #save figure to file
311     pl.savefig(os.path.join(save_path+"/tempT","rodpyplot%03d.png") %i)
312     pl.clf() #clear figure
313    
314     #establish figure 2 for total temperature vs x plots and repeat
315     tottempT = totT.toListOfTuples(scalarastuple=False)
316     pl.figure(2)
317     pl.plot(plx,tottempT)
318     pl.axis([0,1.0,9.657E08,12000+9.657E08])
319 ahallam 2801 pl.title("Total temperature across Rod")
320 ahallam 2606 pl.savefig(os.path.join(save_path+"/totT","ttrodpyplot%03d.png")%i)
321     pl.clf()
322 ahallam 2775 \end{python}
323 ahallam 2645 \begin{figure}
324     \begin{center}
325     \includegraphics[width=4in]{figures/ttrodpyplot150}
326     \caption{Total temperature ($T$) distribution in rod at $t=150$}
327     \label{fig:onedheatout}
328     \end{center}
329     \end{figure}
330    
331 jfenwick 2657 \subsubsection{Parallel scripts (MPI)}
332 ahallam 2801 In some of the example files for this cookbook the plotting commands are a little different.
333 jfenwick 2657 For example,
334 ahallam 2775 \begin{python}
335 jfenwick 2657 if getMPIRankWorld() == 0:
336     pl.savefig(os.path.join(save_path+"/totT","ttrodpyplot%03d.png")%i)
337     pl.clf()
338 ahallam 2775 \end{python}
339 jfenwick 2657
340     The additional \verb if statement is not necessary for normal desktop use.
341     It becomes important for scripts run on parallel computers.
342     Its purpose is to ensure that only one copy of the file is written.
343 ahallam 2801 For more details on writing scripts for parallel computing please consult the \emph{user's guide}.
344 jfenwick 2657
345 ahallam 2606 \subsection{Make a video}
346     Our saved plots from the previous section can be cast into a video using the following command appended to the end of the script. \verb mencoder is linux only however, and other platform users will need to use an alternative video encoder.
347 ahallam 2775 \begin{python}
348 ahallam 2606 # compile the *.png files to create two *.avi videos that show T change
349 jfenwick 2657 # with time. This operation uses linux mencoder. For other operating
350 ahallam 2606 # systems it is possible to use your favourite video compiler to
351     # convert image files to videos.
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353 ahallam 2606 os.system("mencoder mf://"+save_path+"/tempT"+"/*.png -mf type=png:\
354     w=800:h=600:fps=25 -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4 -oac copy -o \
355     onedheatdiff001tempT.avi")
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357 ahallam 2606 os.system("mencoder mf://"+save_path+"/totT"+"/*.png -mf type=png:\
358     w=800:h=600:fps=25 -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4 -oac copy -o \
359     onedheatdiff001totT.avi")
360 ahallam 2775 \end{python}
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