CD-adapco announced the release of STAR-CCM+ v7.06, the latest version of its multidisciplinary engineering simulation software tool. "STAR-CCM+ v7.06, illustrates our continued commitment to making our customers even more successful through engineering simulation," said Jean-Claude Ercolanelli, senior vice president of product management at CD-adapco.
The Continuity Convergence Accelerator (CCA) increases the speed of convergence for the coupled server by up to 400%, delivering increased simulation throughput, the company says. The STAR-CCM+ CAD-Clients now include associative geometry transfer to STAR-CCM+ with a single click and also maintain the naming between the CAD and CAE models. The new Defeaturing capabilities in 3D-CAD allow users to simplify imported CAD models by removing unnecessary fillets, chamfers and holes, or geometrical details.
The solution delivers more accurate and realistic simulation of droplets with the addition of a Droplet Collision and Coalescence model to the Lagrangian Multiphase capability. The new model is useful when simulating dense or multiple streams that interact with each other.
A new Fluid Film Boiling capability enables simulation of liquid films coming in contact with very hot surfaces. This capability can be used for the simulation of Selective Catalytic Reduction in automotive and chemical process industry applications.
The solution introduces a Fluid Film Melting & Solidification model, which allows fluid films to form, move, freeze and melt. In the aerospace industry, the model can be used to predict ice accretion and melting on wings. For automotive applications, the model can be used to predict the freezing of films on windshields and defrost/deice simulation.
STAR-CCM+ v7.06 includes a range of user experience improvements to facilitate its operation and the analysis of the results: new load simulation dialogue, bounded/slider values, flexible export, color bar formatting and table auto-export, slider control for cross section visualization, reporting and monitoring on the fly.
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