Multi-physics Simulations Using Single-physics Software and Generic Coupling

Multi-physics Simulations Using Single-physics Software and Generic Coupling

Antoine Alexandre Journeaux 


Laboratoire de Génie Électrique de Paris 11 rue Joliot Curie, 91192 Gif-sur-Yvette, France

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23 March 2014
15 May 2014
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Generic projection methods allow, starting from existing computer programs, the modeling of various type of problems. The present study is an application of the mesh-tomesh data transfer method which aims at solving a coupled magneto-thermal problem using two, seemingly unrelated, computer codes. After a brief description of the projection methods, a numerical comparison in terms of local and global errors is proposed. Then an analytical test case is used to perform benchmarks on coupled problem modeling, hence highlighting the influence of the data processing on the quality of the solution.


coupled problems modeling, magneto-thermal problems, data projections, data interpolations, numerical methods

1. Introduction
2. Numerical Test of the Data Transfer Methods
3. Application to a Magneto-thermal Case
4. Conclusion

This study would not have been possible without the helpful work of J.Y. Roger, research engineer at EDF R&D


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