STAR-CD V4.04: The Power of Integration

CD-adapco today announced the release of STAR-CD V4.04, marking the third major product release in a period of just two weeks:  STAR-CD V4.04 joins the recently released STAR-CCM+ V2.10 and STAR-CAD Series V4.14.

According to VP of Product Management, Jean-Claude Ercolanelli, the release of new versions of all three major products is testament to CD-adapco’s Power of Integration:  

“Integration is a common theme running through all of our products: the STAR-CAD Series integrates industrial strength flow and thermal technology into CAD and PLM environments; STAR-CCM+ offers a single integrated process from 3D-CAD geometry to the CFD solution; and STAR-CD provides an integrated platform for flow, thermal and stress analysis.”

“The release of new versions of all our products required an integrated effort across the whole of CD-adapco, and demonstrates commitment at every level towards delivering the best-in-class CAE technology for our users and partners.”

Since its first release 20 years ago, STAR-CD has established a reputation for versatility and is unrivalled in its ability to efficiently tackle problems involving multi-physics phenomena. More than just a CFD code, STAR-CD is an integrated CAE platform for performing powerful multi-physics simulations, including: combustion; multiphase flow; heat transfer; conjugate heat transfer; melting and solidification; and stress.

In STAR-CD V4.04 this reputation is further enhanced with the introduction of many new capabilities, including:

  •          A new version of pro-STAR that utilizes an advanced Graphic User Interface and offers solid improvements in usability and speed.

  •          Improved capabilities for melting and solidification, which is now integrated with the stress analysis capability, allowing the prediction of residual stresses in the solidified phase.

  •          The introduction of new physical modeling capabilities including liquid film stripping.

  •          A mesh morphing capability that simplifies moving mesh simulations, fluid-structure-interaction calculations and optimization studies.

  •          Greater reliability and improved speed of the solver, resulting in significant decreases in run time.

  •          Integration of the latest state-of-the-art STAR-CCM+ meshing technology including the class leading surface wrapper and polyhedral mesher.

    Try it today

    STAR-CD V4.04 is available on request from CD-adapco’s User Services site or your local CD-adapco office.

    About CD-adapco

    CD-adapco is the leading global provider of full-spectrum engineering simulation (CAE) solutions for fluid flow, heat transfer and stress, with principal offices in New York, London and Yokohama and subsidiary offices across the world. STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+ provide the worlds most comprehensive CFD solutions, with the STAR-CAD series as an easy-to-use, CAD-embedded front door to the full spectrum of CD-adapco solutions, backed by 25 years of extensive experience in CAE consulting.

    CD-adapcos solutions are widely used across many industries, including automotive, aerospace, appliances, buildings, chemical process, electronics, environmental, marine, offshore structures, pharmaceuticals, power generation, rail, turbomachinery and specialized mechanical engineering applications.

    For more information, please visit:  http://www.cd-adapco.com/





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