Modeling and Simulation of Multiphysics Systems

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John G. Michopoulos1

 Center for Computational Material Science, Special Projects Group, Computational Multiphysics Systems Laboratory, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, 20375john.michopoulos@nrl.navy.mil

Charbel Farhat

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering,  Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 94305cfarhat@stanford.edu

Jacob Fish

Department of Civil, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 12180fishj@rpi.edu


Corresponding author.

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 5(3), 198-213 (Sep 01, 2005) (16 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2031269 History:

A survey on the evolution of modeling and simulation (M&S) technologies related to multiphysics systems is presented. The concept of a context space for M&S is defined in terms of coexisting fields, domains of interaction, length scales, and computational technologies. Past and present efforts comprising this context space are described as well as their relationship to product development [i.e., efforts of ASME’s Computer and Information in Engineering (CIE) division]. A retrospective of general procedures for developing multifield and multidomain formulations is elucidated for the case fluid-structure interaction pertaining to linear and nonlinear aeroelasticity and aerothermoelasticity as they mostly relate to aerospace applications. Multiscale methodologies and computational technologies associated with M&S generation follow. The evolution of computational and information technologies are also described as they relate to multiphysics M&S. Future potential trends associated with all of these areas conclude this work.

Copyright © 2005 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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Figure 1

Multiphysics attribute space

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Figure 2

Interacting multidomain and multifield continuum systems idealization

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Figure 3

Fluid (a ) and structural meshes of the wet surface of an F/A-18 model

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Figure 4

Vortex bursting behavior during buffet analysis of a F/A-18 platform

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Figure 5

Aerodynamically induced temperature distribution on the skin of the F-16 platform

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Comparison of GMH with cassical (spatial) homogenization and MD simulations

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VMS for enriching coarse grained models

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(a) Coexisting domains and (b) overlapping domains

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Figure 9

Unified workflow of major modeling and simulation activities along with the computing spaces they are embedded in




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