Dassault Systémes (Paris, France and Providence, R.I.) has introduced a new SIMULIA direct coupling interface that allows third-party physics codes developed by partners or customers to communicate directly with the company’s Abaqus finite element analysis (FEA) software for high-performance multiphysics simulation. The interface is part of an effort to deliver the SIMULIA multiphysics platform to applications, data and users from multiple domains for product development and scientific research. The new SIMULIA direct coupling interface will complement existing Abaqus multiphysics capabilities, such as coupled structural-acoustic, piezoelectric-mechanical, and electrical-thermal simulation. The SIMULIA multiphysics platform also supports third-party protocols, including the Mesh-based parallel Code Coupling Interface (MpCCI) from Fraunhofer SCAI (St. Augustin, Germany).
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