London and New York, March 6, 2006: The latest version of STAR-CAT5, the PLM-embedded flow and simulation tool for CATIA V5, will be unveiled at COE 2006 Annual PLM Conference & Technifair from March 20-22, 2006 in Atlanta. CD-adapco, the developers of STAR-CAT5 and the world renowned STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+ CFD codes will be demonstrating STAR-CAT5 in Booth 604.
In the highly competitive environment of industry today, up-front simulation has become a competitive necessity, allowing users to confirm design assumptions and predict product performance early in the product design process. STAR-CAT5, part of the STAR-CAD Series, has been created specifically to enable Design and Project engineers to undertake basic flow simulation, even if they are lacking experience in traditional Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis. The product continues to revolutionize flow simulation by maintaining operability whilst introducing additional capabilities and productivity enhancements.
STAR-CAT5 is embedded within your CATIA V5 environment. CFD functionality is presented as additional easy-to-use menus within CATIA. Because the CFD solution becomes an integral part of the CATIA model, full associativity with the model is maintained throughout the simulation process, so that any design changes made in response to simulation results are reflected in the solution almost immediately. Solutions are updated at the click of a button without additional user intervention.
STAR-CAT5 V4.02 is packed with user-driven new features and enhancements. This new version features numerous new capabilities that broaden the spectrum of solution possibilities, such as the addition of new boundary conditions and external thermal treatment. User productivity by a new volume meshing strategy for assemblies, faster mesh generation and solver speeds, and improvements to the turbulence modeling that reduce grid sensitivity. The reporting of engineering quantities has been improved with the addition of a HTML based reporting. Interactive, 3D results scenes can now be sent direct to your manager or client with a freeware visualization utility, enabling their fast and efficient communication of flow simulation data.
“Design Engineers need tools that have the required simulation capabilities, are robust, fast and accurate, intuitive and integrated within their design environment. I am confident that STAR-CAT5 V4.02 will enable our users to extract the highest value from our solutions,” said Jean-Claude Ercolanelli, CD-adapco’s Product Manager for the STAR-CAD Series. "The ability to shorten the product development cycle translates into dramatic savings at the bottom-line. STAR-CAT5 customers will benefit from better product performance in less time, at lower costs, with less physical testing.”
As ever the CD-adapco name can be relied upon to ensure you extended CFD simulation capability as your product complexity increases. This is the full-spectrum CFD solution uniquely provided by CD-adapco.
CD-adapco is the leading global provider of full-spectrum engineering simulation solutions for fluid flow, heat transfer and stress, including CFD software, CAD-embedded CFD options, CAE consulting services and training.