A survey of open source multiphysics frameworks in engineering

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    This paper presents a systematic survey of open source multiphysics frameworks in the en- gineering domains. These domains share many commonalities despite the diverse application areas. A thorough search for the available frameworks with both academic and industrial ori- gins has revealed numerous candidates. Considering key characteristics such as project size, maturity and visibility, we selected Elmer, OpenFOAM and Salome for a detailed analysis. All the public documentation for these tools has been manually collected and inspected. Based on the analysis, we built a feature model for multiphysics in engineering, which captures the commonalities and variability in the domain. We in turn validated the resulting model via two other tools; Kratos by manual inspection, and OOFEM by means of expert validation by domain experts. Keywords: Multiphysics; Multiscale; Modelling and Simulation; Domain Analysis; Feature Model
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICCS 2015 International Conference On Computational Science (Reykjavik, Iceland, June 1-3, 2015)
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    NameProcedia Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)1877-0509


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