By DE Editors
CD-adapco and Red Cedar Technology are offering a solution for design exploration and optimization with CAE/CFD simulation. Optimate and Optimate+ are add-on modules for STAR-CCM+ that directly employ process automation and design optimization technology from Red Cedar. The Optimate solution, which includes CD-adapco s Power Token software licensing, eliminates the barriers that have “historically prevented CFD-based design optimization,” according to the company.
Optimate allows engineering designers to set up, execute, and post-process design exploration studies such as parameter sweeps and/or DOEs. Optimate+ adds the capability to perform automated design optimization studies using the SHERPA algorithm from Red Cedar, providing the required efficiency for optimization with complex CFD simulations. In addition to DOE methods and the SHERPA algorithm, the Optimate add-ons also leverage Red Cedar s post-processing methods, which allow users to analyze and explore results of design studies.
CD-adapco announced a new Power Token licensing scheme along with the Optimate solution. Power Tokens can be used to mix and match the number of simultaneous simulations and the number of parallel processes within each simulation.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.