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STAR-CD V4.04: the power of integration
Article Type: Equipment From: Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, Volume 80, Issue 2.
CD-adapco have announced the release of STAR-CD V4.04, marking its third major product release. 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 modelling capabilities including liquid film stripping.
A mesh morphing capability that simplifies moving mesh simulations, fluid-structure-interaction calculations and optimisation 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.
Offshore structures, pharmaceuticals, power generation, rail, turbomachinery and specialised mechanical engineering applications.
Details available from: CD-adapco, Tel:+44 (0) 207 471 6200.