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preCICE stands for Precise Code Interaction Coupling Environment. Its main component is a library that can be used by simulation programs to be coupled together in a partitioned way, enabling multi-physics simulations, such as fluid-structure interaction.

If you are new to preCICE, please have a look at our documentation and at You may also prefer to get and install a binary package for the latest release (master branch).

preCICE overview

preCICE is an academic project, developed at the Technical University of Munich and at the University of Stuttgart. If you use preCICE, please cite us:

H.-J. Bungartz, F. Lindner, B. Gatzhammer, M. Mehl, K. Scheufele, A. Shukaev, and B. Uekermann: preCICE - A Fully Parallel Library for Multi-Physics Surface Coupling. Computers and Fluids, 141, 250–258, 2016.