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The Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE) is a software framework for simulating the behavior of complex systems.

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Idaho National Laboratory (INL) researchers are developing the Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE), a software framework for simulating the behavior of complex systems.

The researchers aim to make simulation more accessible by making it easier to create simulation capabilities for complex mathematical models in various fields. The researchers say MOOSE opens up the advantages of simulation to experts so they can advance their science without also having to become computer scientists.

"Something that would take five years with a team of 10 people can now be done in one year with three people," says INL's Derek Gaston.

MOOSE was designed to be a general problem solver, capable of accommodating multiple mathematical models. "The user needs to know the governing equations for his or her field, and MOOSE solves them for you, meaning the scientist can focus on the science," says INL's Steve Hayes. In addition, MOOSE runs on personal workstations, so researchers can carry out powerful simulations without a supercomputer. The MOOSE ecosystem also has been expanded to provide tools for specific scientific disciplines, including applications for nuclear physics, geology, chemistry, and engineering.

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