CD-adapco has released STAR-CCM+ v8, which is specifically aimed at increasing engineering productivity, making the software even easier to use and interact with, and reducing the time required to get a high-quality solution.
"STAR-CCM+ v8.02 is the first of our v8 releases to benefit from our investment in a dedicated User Experience Team, whose task is to dissect and improve every aspect of the software, resulting in more effective and more productive simulation engineers," said senior vice president of product management Jean-Claude Ercolanelli. "Among the new features and enhancements is a new STAR-Cast add-on, developed in collaboration with our partner, ACCESS, which provides a comprehensive and intuitive process for performing multiphase casting simulation and brings automation and ease-of-use to casting and foundry processes."
Parts-Based Meshing allows users to associate mesh definitions with geometric entities, resulting in greater control, better automation and reduced turnaround time. Surface Preparation reduces the amount of time required to clean-up imported CAD geometries, particularly those that include large assemblies of components.
JTOpen integration has the potential to cut import times from hours to minutes for large complex CAD assemblies. Lagrangian and DEM dynamic load balancing improves runtimes for applications such as SCR devices, IC engines and chemical sprays by at least a factor of 2.5, the company says.
The Fluid Film Model can now be used with the Moving Reference Frame (MRF) model to simulate films on objects that move such as pumps and break-disks; and with the coupled solver, which is a key requirement for the aerospace industry. The model can also be used to simulate icing and de-icing effects using a multi-component melting and solidification model.
A new co-simulation capability through coupling with AMESIM, a 1D multi-domain simulation tool, enables simulation possibilities for hydraulics, IC engines, electro-magnetic and fuel injection systems.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.