CD-adapco announced the release of STAR-CCM+ v8.06, the third release in 2013 of the company’s flagship simulation tool.
“The fundamental objective of the STAR-CCM+ v8 releases is to significantly improve the overall user experience, to expand the application coverage and to boost turnaround times,” said senior vice president of product management, Jean-Claude Ercolanelli. “A significant challenge for simulation engineers lies in ensuring consistency of processes across large organizations or geographically dispersed teams. To address this, we are offering the Simulation Assistant, an interactive user interface that allows users to reproduce best practices and deploy them across the whole organization, ensuring repeatability of processes and enforcing consistency of results.”
STAR-CCM+ v8.06 also introduces STAR-SpaceClaim, a new CAD Client and bi-directional and associative connectivity for all CAD clients. According to the company, this means that parametric design studies are driven by the simulation model, while geometry is updated by the CAD package.
“Multiphase flows have been perceived as being difficult to simulate because multiphase models are often restricted to a narrow range of applications. Many industrial-type problems fall into the gap between these models,” said Ercolanelli. “One of our ongoing development focuses in STAR-CCM+ involves making multiphase flows more accessible to all of our users, closing the gaps and allowing you to tackle a wider range of industrial applications.”
The new release introduces Reynolds Stress Modeling for Eulerian Multiphase, which improves the accuracy of swirling flow and vortex simulations, the company says. This new multi-component boiling model allows components to evaporate individually, aiding in the modeling of refinery and distillation processes. The ability to simulate multiphase models with overset meshes opens up the possibility of addressing problems such as ice buildup on aircraft wing flaps or spray painting. DEM (Discrete Element Method) particles can now carry an active scalar that can be used to simulate applications such as tablet coating thickness or moisture content for wood chip drying.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.