The 16th International Conference of MULTIPHYSICS 2021 took place virtually on 9th and 10th December 2021. Our BSC Fusion Group contributed to the event, which was attended by more than 50 participants from 15 countries from all over the world.
This annual conference is promoted by the International Society of Multiphysics and its associated scientific journal as a forum for discussion and networking of all researchers interested in modelling approaches that demand simultaneous addressing of hitherto separate physical disciplines and the validations by means of controlled experiments of the resultant combined mathematical and numerical models.
The conference started with the key talk “Computational Fluid Dynamics – A Steppingstone of MULTIPHYSICS” by Dr. Hassan Khawaja, Vice President of the International Society of Multiphysics, who presented the evolution of Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations and their essential role in the origin of the multi-physics field. Three sessions completed the first day with topics that included Aerospace and Marine, Coupled Methods and Multiphysics Applications. The second day of the conference consisted of three sessions on Fluid Mechanics, Modelling Techniques and Environmental Science, and a final session devoted to poster presentations.
Our team member Pedro Bonilla presented our progress on the FusionCAT multi-physics front employing Alya High Performance Computational Mechanics software with a talk entitled “High Performance Computing Simulations for Multi-physics Fusion Phenomena”. His talk delved into the development of the Neutron Transport and the High Temperature Superconductivity Alya modules as well as the simulations of heat dissipation at ITER first wall coupling the Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics modules. The Q&A focused on the source of asymmetry observed in the superconductivity experiments at ICMAB.
The FusionCAT project (001-P-001722) has been 50% co-financed with € 1.960.963,66 by the European Fund for Regional Development of the European Union within the framework of the 2014-2020 ERDF Operational Program of Catalonia, with the support of the Generalitat of Catalonia.