29 November 2018
When the External Data system is connected to the Mechanical system via System Coupling, Mechanical is given access to static data from .axdt files. When a co-simulation coupling participant, such as the ANSYS Fluent system, is connected to the Mechanical system via System Coupling, Mechanical is given access to data directly from the other participant. To start the setup of the coupled analysis, link the Setup cell from the Mechanical system to the Setup cell in the System Coupling system. See System Coupling for more information.
In a one-way coupled analyses, you can transfer steady-state or transient thermal data (temperature, heat flow, or heat transfer coefficient and near wall temperature), or force (from CFD pressures and viscous forces) to the Mechanical system. To transfer data from a co-simulation participant directly through System Coupling, connect a co-simulation compatible coupling participant, (such as the Fluent, Steady-State Thermal, or Transient Thermal system), to the System Coupling system that is connected to your Static or Transient Structural system. In the System Coupling system, define the desired data transfers from the other coupling participant to your Mechanical system.