By DE Editors
CD-adapco’s new release of STAR-CCM+ v7.02 includes a new Overset Mesh capability (sometimes called “overlapping” or “chimera” mesh) that allows the user to generate an individual mesh around each moving object which then can be moved at will over a background mesh. The Overset Mesh capability is fully compatible with the full range of unstructured meshing options in STAR-CCM+.
Overset Mesh can also be used for parametric studies, steady or unsteady simulations, providing an easy way to reposition or replace objects in order to study multiple design configurations.
STAR-CCM+ v7.02 also includes enhancements for simulation workflow for conjugate heat transfer (CHT) simulation (those in which temperatures are solved for both fluid and solid regions). The new Indirect Mapped Interface allows to using non-conformal meshes between solid and fluid domains. This reduces the time required to set up a CHT simulation, but also has the potential to increase the accuracy of the simulation results by allowing the user to specify the most appropriate mesh for each region without worrying about making them conformal at the interface.
The Solution History feature allows engineers to review and explore the analysis results space by providing a complete history of a simulation, both in terms of changing results and changing design configuration. Engineers can record, store, compare, and visualize results from any analysis type. Results from multiple simulations may be recorded in a single simulation history file and easily replayed.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.