STAR-CD V4.04: the power of integration

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 21 March 2008



(2008), "STAR-CD V4.04: the power of integration", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 80 No. 2.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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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.

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