CD-adapco's new STAR-CCM+ v8.06 release enhances its user experience, simulation scope and turnaround time.NEW YORK and LONDON, Oct. 23, 2013 — (PRNewswire) — CD-adapco, the largest privately held CFD-focused CAE provider, announced today the release of STAR-CCM+ v8.06, the third release in 2013 of their flagship simulation tool.
"The objective of the STAR-CCM+ v8 releases is to improve the overall user experience, to expand the application coverage and to boost turnaround times," says Senior VP of Product Management, Jean-Claude Ercolanelli.
Enhanced User Experience
"A significant challenge for simulation engineers lies in ensuring consistency of processes across large organizations or geographically dispersed teams," says Ercolanelli. "To address this, we are offering the Simulation Assistant, an interactive user interface that allows users to reproduce best practices and deploy them across whole organizations."
The Simulation Assistant is also perfect for introducing inexperienced engineers to your simulation process, exposing them to a step-by-step approach that guides them through the stages necessary to obtain meaningful results.
"Multiphase flows are perceived as being difficult to simulate because models are often restricted to a narrow range of applications," says Ercolanelli. "One of our focuses in STAR-CCM+ involves making multiphase flows more accessible to users, closing gaps and allowing you to tackle a wider range of industrial applications."
STAR-CCM+ v8.06 introduces the ability to use multiphase with overset, which opens up the possibility to simulate phenomena such as ice buildup on aircraft wing flaps or spray painting. Discrete Element Method particles can now carry an active scalar that can be used for applications such as tablet coating thickness or moisture content for wood chip drying.
Improved Turnaround Time
"Being able to simulate part of a problem is not enough," says Ercolanelli. "We are committed to allowing our users to 'simulate systems' in their full complexity, by improving solver performance so that users can simulate phenomena that occur on an industrial scale and in an acceptable timescale."
Users of DEM will notice substantial performance improvements in STAR-CCM+ v8.06, with simulations taking as little as 30% of the time taken in previous versions. The introduction of a parallel trimmer will allow the faster creation of larger meshes, increasing overall productivity.
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