By DE Editors
CD-adapco has introduced a new discrete element modeling capability into the latest release of its STAR-CCM+ engineering software. It can now be used to simulate bulk material handling and granular flows. In addition, the company says STAR-CCM+ v5.06 includes a range of new features and improvements, including more than 200 customer enhancement requests.
Discrete element modeling (DEM) can be used to simulate the motion of a large number of interacting discrete particles, such as the granular flow of sand, food particles, metal powders, capsules and slurries. DEM tracks the interaction between every particle, modeling contact forces and energy transfer due to collision and conductive and radiative heat transfer between particles.
STAR-CCM+ v5.06 also includes new CAD clients for CATIA V5, SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER (now Creo Elements/Pro) and NX. Each of these STAR-CCM+ CAD clients enables engineers and designers to manage multi-disciplinary engineering simulation from the comfort of their chosen CAD environment.
Although STAR-CCM+ offers a suite of multiphysics capabilities, there are occasions in which it is beneficial to tightly couple with a third-party simulation tool, such as Abaqus, WAVE, OLGA and GT-Power. For the first time, STAR-CCM+ v5.06 includes direct connection to Abaqus FEA, delivering fully coupled, two-way, fluid-structure interaction.
The new release also includes far field propagation using the Ffowcs Williams-Hawkins method. This method, coupled with the already extensive analysis tools, provides a feature set for aeroacoustic analysis in STAR-CCM+.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.