Set Up and Run Multiphysics CFD Simulations Faster with Simcenter STAR-CCM+’s Latest Release

STAR-CCM+, widely considered the leading CFD simulation software, can now serve your innovation team better than ever with its new 2022.1 release. Several new features in Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2022.1 enable you to model complexity in an integrated simulation environment more quickly. You can quickly realize the benefits of maximizing the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of CFD in simulations and enjoy more efficient product development with faster turn-around times with lower computation hardware investments.

Essentially, any modeling involving the complex interactions of fluid structures and solid bodies is easier and faster than before. For example, the modeling of aeroacoustics is greatly improved. The Perturbed Convection Wave model allows for coarser meshes and longer time-steps, without sacrificing accuracy. These improvements support increased innovation and help ensure your products’ usability and quality.

The new features provide several advantages, such as:

  • Run faster, more cost-efficient CFD simulations through GPU enabled acceleration
  • Make accurate side-mirror noise predictions with the Perturbed Convective Wave model
  • Increase team productivity by easily deploying best practices with templated simulation workflows
  • Model the most complex FSI problems including mechanical contacts
  • Quickly setup e-machine simulations for high fidelity loss predictions

GPU-Enabled Simulations: a Major Boost in Simulation Efficiency

Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2022.1 uses GPU-enabled technology to run simulations faster at lower cost per simulation. Simulation efficiency has been improved using accelerated libraries and NVIDEA GPU technologies such as the CUDA platform, which is a parallel computing platform and programming model developed by NVIDIA for general computing. Although specific hardware is needed to take advantage of GPUs, upgrading has a clear payoff.

For some types of simulations, running jobs with a cluster of CPUs can take five days or more, so the major time savings this new functionality provides makes it well worth it to invest in GPU hardware if an upgrade is needed.

The advantages go well beyond time savings. Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2022.1 makes it possible to run numerous turbulence models with steady and unsteady density flows. In addition to applications in automotive and electric vehicle design for reductions in wind noise, and its use in marine applications, such turbulence modeling can also benefit the analysis of fluid structure interaction (FSI) in the design of nozzles, valves, gaskets, and seals.

You can also model complex applications with elastic bodies, creating opportunities to address many engineering challenges without compromising simulation integrity.

Get More Consistent and Reproducible CFD Simulations with Automated Workflows

Simulation templates enable the set up and use of automated workflows. Not only does this provide additional time savings, it also helps to cement best practices and allows design template users tobe productive right away.

Import E-machine Data for Seamless Electro-Thermal Simulations

Thermal engineers and electrical engineers can collaborate more effectively than before with the importation of electric machine design files. This makes it easier to perform electro-thermal simulations to improve the electrical machine designs.

Save time and money while optimizing your products using Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2022.1 today. Read about the new features on the Siemens Digital Industries Software Simcenter blog.

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