The restart file :
The simulation parameters files :
These files are the copy of which were used to perform the simulation.The
sufix _# , where # is the number of the last simulation
the same generic name, is appended to the generic name in order to name successive similar simulations.
It may be used when only slight modifications to the parameters files are done.
As an example, the result of a sequence of 3 simulations modifying some of the SimName.* parameters files is the set of folowing files :
SimName_1.* SimName_2.* SimName_3.*
When performing an other version of a simulation, following parameters
files are created.
SimName_#+1 SimName_#+1.GEO SimName_#+1.MSH SimName_#+1.PVT SimName_#+1.SCE SimName_#+1.STO
The content of these files is concatenated in tow files :
SimName.TIT and SimName.REP
*Note that the simulation number (=job number) is stored in the SimName.JNB
To restart a previous simulation, some files have to be in the standard directory. If the user did not remove any file no problems may occur.
These files are :
TACITE.JOB TACITE.PVT TACITE.STA TACITE.TRA SimName.JNB SimNameSimName.GEO SimName.MSH SimName.PVTSimName.SCE SimName.STO SimName.THE SimName.TOP
and the files from wich restart :
SimName_#.RTT SimName_#SimName_#.GEO SimName_#.MSH SimName_#.PVT SimName_#.SCE SimName_#.STO SimName_#.THE SimName_#.TOP.
Keep in mind that TACITE.PVT TACITE.STA TACITE.TRA files contain data of the last compuation permitting to TACITE a restart copmutation. The SimName_#.RTT file is a concatenation of these files and so a restart is always possible even if TACITE.* files are not archieved.
ActionSome modifications to SimName.SCE file have to be done.
1- Replace the STABILIZE= statement by RESTART=SimName_#
2- Increase the STOPTIME as STOPTIME= old_stoptime+restart_time.
3- Append the scenario. The appenended events have to be coherent with the new STOPTIME i.e. not to happen after STOPTIME.
4- To run the restart type : tacite.out SimName
5- The screen must display time increasing from old_stoptime
6- The results and parametric file are created as SimName_# +1.*