DREAMSettings

The DREAMSettings object represents the settings which are given to a DREAM simulation as input. It contains a number of convenience and helper routines, as well as type and option checking, which ensure that many errors are caught even before DREAM is ever run.

DREAM settings are sorted into a number of categories. Each category contains settings for a particular module of the kernel:

Settings category

Description

collisions

Flags specifying how particle collisions are handled.

eqsys

Settings for all unknown quantities being solved for.

hottailgrid

Hot-tail momentum grid settings.

other

Settings for all “other” quantities (which are not explicitly solved for).

output

Settings related to the simulation output.

radialgrid

Radial grid settings.

runawaygrid

Runaway momentum grid settings.

solver

Settings for the equation system solver.

timestep

Settings for the module determining the size of time steps to take.

Basic usage

The example below illustrates the basic idea of how to use the DREAMSettings object for generating a settings file that can be given to the dreami executable. After running this script, a file named dream_settings.h5 should appear. By running dreami dream_settings.h5, the simulation can then be executed.

from DREAM.DREAMSettings import DREAMSettings
import DREAM.Settings.CollisionHandler as Collisions

# Construct a settings object with defaults
ds = DREAMSettings()

# Modify settings according to simulation
ds.collisions.collfreq_mode = Collisions.COLLFREQ_MODE_FULL
ds.eqsys.E_field.setPrescribedData(0.3)
...

# Save settings to file (which can then be given
# to the 'dreami' executable)
ds.save('dream_settings.h5')

Details about which settings are available can be found on the separate pages linked to in the table at the top of this page.