Research Community

The intention of the Open MpCCI Research Community is to support and motivate the exchange of information, experience, results, and discussion on MpCCI-based simulations. Research groups are invited to join this Community by providing a webpage of their ongoing work - thus giving other interested parties the shortest way to a growing variety of concepts, solutions and results. Research topics are not limited and will be driven by current application demands - some general topics are listed below:

Methods and Algorithms

  • Coupling algorithms for stable and convergent solutions
  • Accurate and conservative mapping of quantities
  • Coupling of incompatible model geometries
  • Fluid-structure interaction and incompressible media

Software Issues

  • Open access to code’s interfaces (APIs) and file formats
  • Extending an integrated solution by own in-house codes
  • Integration of software from different vendors into end-user’s environment

Validation Cases

  • Reference cases for testing and QA
  • Templates for multidisciplinary modelling classes

List of selected cooperating research units (not complete):

  • Cambridge University (UK) – “dynamic compression of plates impaced by high velocity soil”
  • CERN (CH) – “deformation of magnets”
  • Fraunhofer EAS (D) – “master models for FMI cosimulation”
  • Fraunhofer ITWM (D) – “coupled models for vehicle ground interaction”
  • Hochschule Rapperswil (CH): “modeling of electric arcs”
  • Hagen Stiftung (D) – “CAE process chains in blowforming area”
  • Hochschule BonnRheinSieg (D): “mechatronics and machinery applications”
  • IMP PAN (PL) – “active flow control”
  • Johannes Kepler University (A) – “MHD models for continuous casting applications”
  • KIT/FAST (D) – “CAE process chains in the CFRP area”
  • McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (USA) – “FSI models for aneurisms”
  • TU München (D) – “Aero-Elasticity for aircrafts”
  • Universität Bonn (D) – “Coupling algorithms”
  • Universität Duisburg-Essen (D) – “slamming and sloshing of ship vessels”
  • University of New Orleans (USA) – “dynamics in building machines”
  • University of Science of Malaysia (MAL) – “coupled models for microelectronic applications”
  • Western Michigan University (USA) – “rotating system in heavy machinery”

License Conditions for Open Research Community

MpCCI usage for academic and research purposes is not limited by any functional restriction of the MpCCI software - you will get a fully functional system.

‘Research License’ means the right to use MpCCI only in the context of strict scientific or academic educational work. Only that scientific work which targets at enhancing the MpCCI-based coupling and mapping  technology  is generally accepted as being research.

Any other use for or by – including but not limited to – private, public or governmental bodies is not allowed. Any direct or indirect commercial use, such as but not limited to providing consulting services is not allowed. In particular, work with a focus on just USING any existing (commercial or non-commercial) simulation software – for instance, with the primary goal to study real-life models rather than advancing the technology in modeling and simulation – is not regarded as research.

The MpCCI EndUser License Agreement will be used as a base for ALL MpCCI purchase orders. Please check the MpCCI LA carefully with your local purchase department.

If your research project (master or PhD thesis, funded project, strategic R&D area, ...) could benefit from MpCCI multiphysics solutions and if you are open for a cooperation with Fraunhofer SCAI we would be happy to discuss these ideas with you.

mpcci@scai.fraunhofer.de