A Simulia direct coupling interface allows third-party physics codes developed by partners or customers to communicate directly with the company’s Abaqus FEA software for high-performance multiphysics simulation. The interface is a key step in the delivery of the Simulia multiphysics platform to support the integration of diverse applications, data, and users from multiple domains for product development and scientific research. Industry partners and customers are leveraging the interface to directly couple their software with the Abaqus FEA suite to achieve simulation results that are closer to real-world behavior. In the image, Simulia Abaqus 3D finite element mesh modeled from multiple photo cross-sections of a human kidney. The technology is used to simulate cooling of the kidney which is done to prolong available surgery time.