By DE Editors
CD-adapco (Melville, NY) describes it STAR-CCM+ as a “next generation”CFD (computational fluid dynamics) solution. Now, you can make thatcall yourself by downloading and trying out a free trial version of STAR-CCM+.
CD-adapco says that it designed the trial version of the STAR-CCM+ forboth those unfamiliar with the application and as an introduction tonew CFD users. The trial software, which includes a “license-free, acut-down version of STAR-CCM+,” has a variety of examples and tutorialscovering “just some of STAR-CCM+’s” flow and thermal modelingcapabilities. The tutorials go from mesh import, to model set-up, runand postprocessing. Each tutorial, says the company, will run ona desktop PC and has references to CFD texts.
STAR-CCM+, says CD-adapco, has an easy-to-use operating environment,and it can be embedded within your MCAD environment. Its polyhedralmeshes it can provide accurate solutions three to five times fasterthan on an equivalent tetrahedral mesh, says the company. It can handlesuch external and internal flows as conjugate heat transfer and porous,and offers a set of turbulence models. Other capabilities includeinternal and external flows; polyhedral and hexahedral meshes; laminarand turbulent flow; convection and buoyancy; and sub- to supersonicflow. STAR-CCM+ also offers legacy mesh compatibility with suchsolutions as STAR-CD, ICEM, GridGen, and Gambit.
Registration for the trial version download of STAR-CCM+ is required. To register, click here.
For more information on STAR-CCM+, click here.
Sources: Press materials received from the company. Additionaldetails gleaned from the company’s website.