MSC Co-Simulation - where Multiphysics gets Real
Co-simulation provides engineers with a unique, more complete & holistic performance insight by coupling together multiple simulation disciplines. Everything from acoustics to multibody dynamics (MBD), Aerodynamics , hydrodynamic vibration, complex heat transfer, to structural analysis, and explicit crash dynamics can be connected together in MSC.
MSC Co-Simulation Technologies
Depending on the type of analysis, engineers can use MSC solutions in two ways – Co-Simulation (applying multiple physics to the model simultaneously) or Chained Simulation (passing load case results from one analysis to the next).
MSC CoSim Engine
The MSC CoSim Engine has been developed in order to provide a co-simulation interface for the direct coupling of different solvers/disciplines with a multi-physics framework. This first version, readily available today, enables engineers to set up co-simulation models between Adams, Marc, MSC Nastran and scFLOW.
Other Open Co-Simulation Solutions
Besides the CoSim Engine, MSC also supports a list of other co-simulation methodologies, including the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI), Adams Marc Co-Simulation Interface (ACSI) and so on.
Chained simulation allows CAE engineers from different departments to integrate multiple disciplines sequentially and improve the overall simulation accuracy. For example, passing the road loads data from an Adams Full Vehicle model to the downstream MSC Nastran model for the stress & durability analyses.