MaMiCo: Transient multi-instance molecular-continuum flow simulation on supercomputers

Published: 4 August 2017| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/w7rgdrhb85.1


We present extensions of the macro-micro-coupling tool MaMiCo, which was designed to couple continuum fluid dynamics solvers with discrete particle dynamics. To enable local extraction of smooth flow field quantities especially on rather short time scales, sampling over an ensemble of molecular dynamics simulations is introduced. We provide details on these extensions including the transient coupling algorithm, open boundary forcing, and multi-instance sampling. Furthermore, we validate the coupling in Couette flow using different particle simulation software packages and particle models, i.e. molecular dynamics and dissipative particle dynamics. Finally we demonstrate the parallel scalability of the molecular-continuum simulations by using up to 65 536 compute cores of the supercomputer Shaheen II located at KAUST. The previous version of this program (AEYW_v1_0) may be found at



Computational Physics, Fluid Dynamics, Software Design, Molecular Dynamics, Coupling (Materials Design), Sampling