The following tutorials are taken from the MpCCI documentation and can be looked up there in the Tutorial chapter.

Driven Cavity (MpCCI V4.7)

A flow-through cavity with movable top and flexible bottom. The low structural stiffness leads to a strong added mass effect. Only iterative coupling leads to a stable simulation. The Quasi-Newton relaxation is used in order to accelerate the convergence in each time step.

  • Coupling type: Fluid-structure interaction (FSI)
  • Analysis type: Implicit transient
  • Special topics: Quasi-Newton relaxation, adaptive time step size
  • Codes:
    • Fluid mechanics: FLUENT, OpenFOAM
    • Solid mechanics: Abaqus, MSC NASTRAN
  • Quantities: NPosition, WallForce

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Thermal Coupling of an Exhaust Manifold (MpCCI V4.6)

The simulation uses an exhaust manifold to couple a solid heat transfer model with a fluid heat transfer model in a steady state analysis. Prior to a coupled simulation an uncoupled flow simulation with simplified boundary conditions is carried out.

  • Coupling type: Thermal surface coupling
  • Analysis type: Steady state with pre-computed flow field
  • Special topics: Subcycling of fluid solver, incompressible fluid, 3D-model
  • Codes:
    • Solid heat transfer: Abaqus, ANSYS, MSC Marc
    • Fluid heat transfer: FLUENT, OpenFOAM, STAR-CCM+
  • Quantities: FilmTemp, WallHTCoeff, WallTemp

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