In addition to Structural Analysis, Marc can perform a range of additional analysis types. This includes Thermal-, Acoustic-, Electric- (i.e. Current), Electrostatic-, Magnetic- and Diffusion-Analysis.
Multi-Physics refers to analysis that combines more than one analysis type. This can be done either in a single solver or by combining software. Many of Marc's analysis types can be combined in a single analysis - Examples include Thermal + Structural, Thermal + Structural + Electrical, Magnetic + Thermal + Structural, Structural + Acoustic.
In addition, Marc can couple with external solvers to model physics that is not inherent to Marc's capabilities. The most common external solvers are CFD solvers such as scFlow to model fluid-structure interaction, Rigid-Body-Dynamics software like Adams to model one or more nonlinear components in a mechanical system or with Micro-Mechanical software like Digimat that can model the microscopic material behavior of Composites for accurate prediction of composite behavior and failure progression.
The following shows some examples of Multi-Physics models solved with Marc or with Marc coupled to an external solver:
Magnetic/Thermal/Structural Analysis solved in Marc
Current/Thermal/Structural Analysis solved in Marc
Carburizing of Steel
Thermal/Structural/Diffusion Analysis solved in Marc