CD-adapco announced the second release of its STAR-CCM+ v8 software. “Our latest release is specifically aimed at increasing engineering productivity, making the software even easier to use and interact with, and significantly reducing the time required to get a high-quality solution,” said senior vice president of product management Jean-Claude Ercolanelli. “STAR-CCM+ v8.04 is the second 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.”
“STAR-CCM+ v8.04 raises the bar even further,” continued Ercolanelli. “With ground-breaking performance enhancements resulting from new features such as continuum-wide partitioning, which dramatically improves the parallel scalability for complex multi-region simulations, with usability improvements such as the new object selector which makes the selection of multiple objects much simpler, and with increased product scope from the new overlapping overset capability, which allows you to easily model applications with complex relative motion such as gear pumps, and from the new adjoint flow solver with which you can even predict the effect of design modifications before making them.”
New features include the STAR-Cast dedicated casting user interface; enhanced sheet and solid modeling in 3D-CAD for easier creation and modification of geometry; a new object selector; and continuum-wide partitioning.
The Direct Interface intersection computational time has been improved, and the new Adjoint Solver allows the user to understand the influence of design parameters on engineering quantities of interest. Overset bodies can now overlap, allowing the modeling of the relative motion of more complex geometry.
The Fluid Film Model is now compatible with mesh motion, allowing the simulation of films on moving bodies such as rotating tires, or on deforming boundaries such as in ice accretion applications.
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