Simcenter STAR-CCM+.

Explore design options, save energy, and reduce risk. More than simply a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solution, Simcenter STAR-CCM+ provides comprehensive multiphysics simulation and a single CAD to solution integrated environment.

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From Fluids to Forces, Find Answers to Design Questions

Engineers have long used computation fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions to solve mathematical equations to accurately predict the movement of fluids. With its single computer assisted design (CAD) to solution integrated environment, Simcenter STAR-CCM+ goes beyond conventional CFD simulation. Get model-based simulation and prediction of:

  • Chemical reactions
  • Heat transfer
  • Particle motion
  • Multiphase flows
  • Electromagnetic field strength
  • Structural stress

This wide-ranging ability to create simulations, analyze results, and predict real-world performance enables exploring the design space as never before. Rather than refining a concept, creating some prototypes, testing them, and moving on to manufacturing, Simcenter STAR-CCM+ delivers unprecedented ability to identify and refine optimal designs quickly.

Hydrodynamics in Simcenter STAR-CCM+
Cyclist modeled in Simcenter STAR-CCM+

Identify Ideal Solutions Faster

In the past, engineers would typically use a CFD solution to analyze the fluid flow or thermal behavior of a single design. The results would inform the next iteration of that design and they would then run the CFD simulation again – as many times as possible within the confines of budget and available time.

Today, Simcenter STAR-CCM+ increases that one-at-time approach to dozens or hundreds of iterations. By automating this repetitive process, it not only greatly accelerates that time-tested approach, it enables engineers to intelligently explore many more design options to find smart designs much faster.

Gas Turbine Combustion – an Example

For the automakers and in aerospace, Simcenter STAR-CCM+ is used to analyze aerodynamics and optimize designs to minimize drag. Shipbuilders use the solution to improve marine propulsion, reduce cavitation, and decrease fuel use. But what about multiphysics applications such as combustion? Consider its benefits to the design of gas turbines.

Efficiency is the primary feature buyers of gas turbines care about, followed by durability. Simcenter STAR-CCM+ simulates the mixing of fuel and air within the combustion chambers of these highly complex machines, allowing engineers to analyze the results of changes in each design iteration without needing to build physical prototypes. It also determines how thoroughly fuel is burnt and the thermal behavior of each area of the turbine. All of this enables engineering teams to optimize designs for efficiency and durability while minimizing the need for physical prototypes.

Gas turbine engine modeled in Simcenter STAR-CCM+
Optimizing Computing Resources with Simcenter STAR-CCM+

Optimizing Computing Resources

One of the main advantages of Simcenter STAR-CCM+ is its ability to ramp up the simulation and virtual testing of products to dozens or even hundreds of iterations far faster than previously possible. Simcenter STAR-CCM+ does this by scaling to hundreds of thousands of cores, which allow users to run simulations in parallel on powerful computers.

Some users host these systems on premises, opting to keep all the computing equipment in-house. Many others run Simcenter STAR-CCM+ in a cloud environment. A primary advantage of the cloud approach is the ability to scale the use of computing power up or down in response to changes in demand, which means paying only for what you use.

Virtualization for Greener Products and a Cleaner World

Simcenter STAR-CCM+ does more than improve the operational performance of the products designed with it. Using the solution also contributes to a cleaner environment.

Engineers can design products with increased energy efficiency in mind. They can also simulate designs that use less material or greener approaches and analyze their likely performance in the real world – without needing to create prototypes for testing. The dramatic reductions in physical prototyping also reduces the total use of materials and generation of waste.

Engineering model of a ship

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