DARS is a simulation tool for the 0D and 1D management and analysis of chemical reactions. The new v2.12 release focuses on boosting throughput when exploring new fuel blends under a wide range of operating conditions. The fuel libraries generated with DARS v2.12 can then be used to source combustion analysis carried out with STAR-CD® and STAR-CCM+®.

Parts-based Interface is a unique capability in v10.06 offering a distinct improvement to performance and scalability using parts-based workflows and resulting in faster simulation turnaround time. This is a key capability for applications which involve many parts such as vehicle thermal management, electronics cooling and heat exchangers.

The v10.06 release features the introduction of Computational Rheology, a new engineering discipline in STAR-CCM+. Computational Rheology further expands the multidisciplinary scope of STAR-CCM+ and targets problems where viscous and viscoelastic effects are dominant. The types of applications that are now possible to solve are flow in static mixers, flow into containers, pumping slurries with significant heat generation, as well as extrusions and material processing.

At CD-adapco, we have spent many years working to bridge the gap between disciplines by developing techniques to effectively communicate results between different physics. With the release of STAR-CCM+ v10.06, we allow you to more easily perform flow, thermal and stress problems using the finite element based solid mechanics capabilities.

STAR-CCM+ v10.06 brings a new and significantly enhanced interface for the Manual Surface Repair Tool, greatly increasing usability for both the experienced and new user. The new interface provides an easier to use and simpler environment for performing manual repair of geometries and surface meshes. Experienced users will find that repairing geometries requires less clicks and makes everything easier to identify and locate. New users will find the new interface easy to navigate and learn.

Today, I am introducing you to a new method called Query-Based Selection, where filtering and selecting are combined to significantly improve your productivity in STAR-CCM+ v10.06. Query-Based Selection enables you to select groups of objects based on a query and the selection updates automatically whenever objects are added or removed. This opens up many workflow options by preserving the intent of your selections and it affords you the opportunity to create your own custom tools to automate your complex workflows.

A bearded man in a tunic stood beneath a cloudless blue sky on the hot sand of a beach beside a large sea. All around him were young scholars, also wearing tunics, chattering about the bright sun and the heat it brought. Behind him was a large gray cliff where noisy birds were flying to and from their nests high up on the rock wall.

The bearded man asked the students, "Can you describe what you have learned about this beach?"

The students quieted and began to look around.

One student asked quizzically, "We've just arrived here. What could we have learned? There's nothing here but sand, the birds, the sea, and the sun."


With the release of v10.04, the live update of the solution is now also made available with Optimate. It allows you to get a high level view of your design study in real time, showing you which cases are in progress and which are complete. Not only do you see the status of each design point but while your designs are running, you can connect to them and flip through updating scenes and plots to see how the results are evolving. This ability to not only better understand, but also to take control of your design during your Optimate study ensures that your computational resources are put to good use running the designs that really matter.

STAR-CCM+ v10.04 delivers two new features to help streamline your process for extracting the right information from your simulations. We have added an option to store a history of simulation data at the boundaries only, resulting in a significant savings in disk space and a substantial reduction in time to navigate the stored results. We have also added custom summaries, to enable you to choose exactly what content you want to save from your simulation file in a customized HTML report. With custom summaries, you’ll be able to focus on fewer details, resulting in more effective and efficient communication of the key elements of your simulation efforts.

As we have developed STAR-CCM+ we have always worked to provide a tool based on the philosophy that integration allows the engineering analyst to cut down simulation time and cost while expanding application scope. With v10.04, we make a huge leap forward in these aims, with the release of a finite element solid stress solver to provide computational solid mechanics capabilities from the same integrated user interface you are already very familiar with.

So why did we develop this solid mechanics capability in STAR-CCM+?


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