Multiphysics and Multiphase Code Coupler | Scalable and flexible code coupling
04 Apr 2018
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Industrially relevant systems often require a modelling approach which spans multiple scales (e.g. atomistic and macroscopic) or physical models (e.g. CFD and solid mechanics) to capture all of the relevant behaviour of a virtual product.

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Industry-relevant systems often require a modelling approach which spans multiple scales (e.g. atomistic and macroscopic) or physical models (e.g. CFD and solid mechanics) to capture all the relevant behaviour of a virtual product. This requires coupling together two or more models, often implemented in separate simulation codes. We have developed the open-source Multiscale Universal Interface (MUI) library with inter-process communication, spatial and temporal data samplers, and a Python API. Alongside this, we also have a set of adaptors that couple specific simulation codes:

CFD
​Thermal transfer
​Reactor dynamics
​Particle transport
​Code_Saturne

Open FOAM
​SYRTHES
DYN3D​OpenMC​

The core MUI library is available under Apache or GPL open-source licenses. If your organisation is interested in coupling any of the codes listed, a commercial license from STFC is available. MUI can also be accessed as part of our Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. Support on bespoke code coupling applications is available through a collaborative R&D project.​

Applications

Modelling industrial processes and products including:  
  • Aerospace & automotive
  • Compressors & turbines
  • Marine/submarine
  • Nuclear
  • Industrial plants​

Benefits

  • ​Flexible and scalable approach to code coupling
  • Cost reduction and reduced time to market by replacing physical experiments with simulation
  • New insights in to product performance

To use our MUI adaptors with your application, or to explore how multiscale and/or multiphysics can enable faster and more accurate modelling – contact us


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