This tutorial is the advanced version of the “partitioned heat conduction” tutorial, showcasing more advanced features and geometries.
Updated 12 Jul 24


This case is an advanced version of partitioned-heat-conduction. Some advanced features offered by this case:

  • Geometries may be chosen arbitrarily. One possibility is to use a circle and a rectangular plate with a hole, but you can also provide your own geometry, if you want.
  • You may combine arbitrary mesh resolutions at the coupling interface.
  • Nearest projection mapping is used.
  • The Dirichlet and Neumann participants may be swapped arbitrarily.
  • The exchanged temperature is still scalar valued, but the heat flux is vector valued.
  • You can decide to use a time dependent heat flux and right-hand side to make the problem more challenging.


preCICE configuration (image generated using the precice-config-visualizer):

preCICE configuration visualization

Available solvers and dependencies

See partitioned-heat-conduction, only fenics is provided as a solver.

Running the simulation

See partitioned-heat-conduction. The additional featured mentioned above can be activated via command line arguments. Please run python3 solver-fenics/ --help for a full list of provided arguments.