ESTECO has announced that STAR-CCM+ users will now be able to take advantage of modeFRONTIER optimization and automation capabilities owing to the new integration with CD-adapco's Optimate add-on.
modeFRONTIER is a process integration and design optimization tool. Engineers performing CFD analyses can now run STAR-CCM+ simulations within the tool, leveraging a range of advanced features provided by the platform to pinpoint the best possible design.
The integration node with Optimate allows input and output parameters, defined by the user in the STAR-CCM+ model, to be exposed, and automatically creates a modeFRONTIER workflow, leaving only objectives and constraints to be set within modeFRONTIER's workflow editor. This open platform enables designers to integrate STAR-CCM+ in complex, multi-disciplinary projects involving CAD and other CAE tools, and to take advantage of a full collection of sophisticated algorithms (from gradient-based to genetic) to define optimization strategies.
In addition to that, having access to modeFRONTIER Response Surface Methodologies allows design cycle times to be reduced in projects requiring significant computational time.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.