File boundary_factory.hxx

class BoundaryFactory
#include <boundary_factory.hxx>

Create BoundaryOp objects on demand.

This implements a simple string parser, used to match boundary condition names like “dirichlet” with a BoundaryOp object.

Modifiers: Simple modifications of boundary conditions can be performed, for example transforming the coordinate system

This is a singleton, so only one instance can exist. This is enforced by making the constructor private, and having a getInstance() method to return a pointer to the only instance.


Boundaries are defined as classes which inherit from BoundaryOp These define a clone() function which creates a new BoundaryOp, given a list of arguments. See boundary_standard.hxx for examples.

class MyBoundary : public BoundaryOp {
  BoundaryOp* clone(BoundaryRegion *region, const list<string> &args) {
    // Decide what to do with arguments
    return new MyBoundary();
  void apply(Field2D &f);
  void apply(Field3D &f);

The singleton instance of BoundaryFactory from getInstance():

BoundaryFactory* bf = BoundaryFactory::getInstance();

New boundary types can be added to the BoundaryFactory

bf->add(new MyBoundary, "myboundary");

Subsequent calls to create() or createFromOptions() can make use of the boundary type “myboundary”.

BoundaryOpBase *bndry = bf->create(“myboundary()”, new BoundaryRegionXOut(“xout”, 0, 10, localmesh));

where the region is defined in boundary_region.hxx

Public Functions

BoundaryOpBase *create(const std::string &name, BoundaryRegionBase *region)

Create a boundary operation object.

BoundaryOpBase *create(const char *name, BoundaryRegionBase *region)
BoundaryOpBase *createFromOptions(const std::string &varname, BoundaryRegionBase *region)

Create a boundary object using the options file.

BoundaryOpBase *createFromOptions(const char *varname, BoundaryRegionBase *region)
void add(BoundaryOp *bop, const std::string &name)

Add available boundary conditions and modifiers Supply an object, and the name to be used

void add(BoundaryOp *bop, const char *name)

Add a boundary condition.

Note: This method should be removed, as the string method is sufficient

void addMod(BoundaryModifier *bmod, const std::string &name)

Add a boundary condition modifier

void addMod(BoundaryModifier *bmod, const char *name)

Note: This method should be removed, as the string method is sufficient

void add(BoundaryOpPar *bop, const std::string &name)
void add(BoundaryOpPar *bop, const char *name)

Public Static Functions

BoundaryFactory *getInstance()

Return a pointer to the only instance.

void cleanup()

Frees all memory.

Private Functions


Private constructor, preventing instantiation of this class

BoundaryOp *findBoundaryOp(const std::string &s)
BoundaryModifier *findBoundaryMod(const std::string &s)
BoundaryOpPar *findBoundaryOpPar(const std::string &s)

Private Members

std::map<std::string, BoundaryOp *> opmap
std::map<std::string, BoundaryModifier *> modmap
std::map<std::string, BoundaryOpPar *> par_opmap

Private Static Attributes

BoundaryFactory *instance = nullptr

The only instance of this class (Singleton)