IntroductionLast update: 17.04.2023
The System Coupling Participant Library provides interfaces that allow participant solvers to:
- Connect to the System Coupling solver and to take part in the coupled analysis. This is workflow is called co-simulation.
- Perform the transfer of solution data between non-conformal meshes. This workflow is called mapping.
Each coupling participant (also referred to as "participant," "participant solver," or "solver") is an instance of a standalone application that provides a solution to one or more physical models.
A coupled analysis (a concept that applies only in the context of co-simulation) is the process in which the coupled participants are executed in an iterative sequence for the purpose of converging the overall coupled solution. A coupled analysis is controlled by the System Coupling application, rather than the participants. Once the participant solver is instrumented with System Coupling APIs, it can participate in a coupled analysis with other coupled participants, taking advantage of all the functionality provided by System Coupling.
The two workflows, mapping and co-simulation, can be combined. That is, the participant solver can partake in a coupled analysis and at the same time map the solution data across its non-conformal mesh interface.
For more information, see:
- System Coupling Participant Library Capabilities
- Concepts and Terminology
- Steps to Perform Mapping
- Steps to Setup and Execute a Coupled Analysis
- Completing the System Coupling Participant Setup
- Participant Steps in a Coupled Analysis
- Command Line Arguments for Participant Solvers
- Execution in a Parallel Environment
- Access to Heavyweight Data
- Mesh And Point Cloud Data Access
- Creating Restart Points and Restarting a Coupled Analysis
- Multi-Region Coupling Interfaces
- Debugging Tools
- Migration Guide
- Compiling, Linking, and Executing Applications That Use the Participant Library
- Tutorial: Heat Transfer in Square Channel Air Flow
- Tutorial: Oscillating Plate Damping
- Tutorial: Pipe Mapping