Multiphysics- It’s Here to StayRoyston Jones, President, Altair ProductDesign
My colleague, Jon Quigley, Director, Multi-Disciplinary Simulation at Altair, submitted the following blog post.
The area of multiphysics has reached an inflection point in the CAE market. Customers are increasingly requesting solutions that span traditional single physics, and vendors are responding by providing multiphysics -capabilities. These typically come in two forms: sequential and co-simulation. Sequential involves a solver for a single physics producing results that can be manipulated in preparation for a second solver run of a different physics. An example could be using an FEA code to prepare a modal representation of a structure for further use by a CFD or MBD solver. Co-simulation applies when two or more solvers are performing a time-forward simulation and exchanging data along the way. One example is fluid-structure interaction (FSI), in which an FEA code solves the structural portion and a CFD code solves the fluid portion while they exchange data to properly capture the effects that each domain has on the other. Read More