Numerical simulations involving multiple, physically different domains can be solved effectively by coupling simulation programs, or solvers. The coordination of the different solvers is commonly handled by a coupling shell. A coupling shell synchronizes the execution of the solvers and handles the transfer of data from one physical domain to another. In this paper, we introduce Flecs, a flexible coupling shell, designed for implementing and applying an interface for multidisciplinary simulations with superior accuracy. The aim is not to achieve the best possible efficiency or to support a large feature set, but to provide a flexible platform for developing new data transfer algorithms and coupling schemes.
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Keywords Coupling Shell, Fluid-Structure Interaction, parallelism bu MPI-2
THEME Life Sciences (theme 5), Energy (theme 4)
Publisher CWI
Series Modelling, Analysis and Simulation [MAS]
Citation
Nool, M, Lingen, E.J, de Boer, A, & Bijl, H. (2006). FLECS, a flexible coupling shell, application to fluid-structure interaction. Modelling, Analysis and Simulation [MAS]. CWI.