CD-adapco has released STAR-CCM+ v6.02, the latest version of its multiphysics engineering simulation tool.
“We maintain a constant dialogue with our customers, carefully observing new trends and challenges,” says Jean Claude Ercolanelli, senior vice president of Product Management. “Each new release of STAR-CCM+ is a balance between fulfilling the requests of our customers, and the introduction of new technology that expands the use of the software into new industrial applications, such as battery design, and electro-deposition painting.”
Available for download now, STAR-CCM+ v6.02 will be officially launched at the STAR European Conference 2011, which will include orientation training; new feature demonstrations; the STAR-CCM+ Dedicated Support Engineers area; and a STAR-CCM+ Labs corner where future developments will be showcased.
New features include:
- A battery simulation module that allows the simulation of flow, thermal and electrochemistry phenomena for Li-Ion battery cells and packs. The new module includes user defined discretization controls for thermal and electrochemical network within a cell and automated problem definition to quickly create battery packs from defined cells.
- A new electro-deposition coating (e-coating) model simulates the deposition of paint under the influence of an electric field when a charged product is dipped into a bath of paint. With user defined paint properties, analysts can examine the efficiency of a painting process by predicting exactly how the layers of paint accumulate over time.
- Motion Superposition, which allows users to prescribe more complex body motion within a simulation and combine multiple rigid body motions or rigid body motions with mesh morphing.
- DEM and Lagrangian now supports full moving mesh and phase selective boundaries.
STAR-CCM+ v6.02 also includes new post-processing functionality, including histogram graph types used for statistical analysis (appropriate for Lagrangian analysis, cell quality visualization, etc.), start and end markers for streamlines, Iso-line values, Log color scales, and uniformity index reports.
Isight is a process flow and optimization code from SIMULIA, a Dassault Syst mes brand that can be used to drive a variety of different CAE tools. A new CD-adapco developed plugin allows control of STAR-CCM+ within an optimization problem with full access to field functions and design parameters.
For more information, visit CD-adapco's STAR-CCM+ 6.02 web pages.
This short video demonstrates STAR-CCM+'s new DEM and Lagrangian functionalities.
Here's a short video on electro-deposition coating.
This video shows what motion superposition offers.
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Learn more about Isight from SIMULIA Dassault Systèmes.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.