• Numerical Aero-Thermal Investigation for a Science Payload in a Dust Devil Boundary-Layer on Mars
    NASA Discovery Program mission - planned for a March 2016 launch - that will place a single geophysical lander in the southern Elysium region of Mars to study its deep interior
  • Numerical Simulations of High Temperature Jets from the Main Propulsion System and Auxiliary Power Unit Impinging Against a Construction of the Passenger Plane
    Newly designed passenger aircraft should meet safety and reliability requirements in imaginable emergency situations, one of which is the burn-through of a combustion chamber body of the main propulsion system (MPS) and of the auxiliary power unit (APU), both on the ground and in-flight. In accordance with the international safety standards, an emergency case is investigated using STAR-CCM+ and Abaqus in which, due to local disruption of the combustion...
  • STAR-CCM+ is being used in conjunction with CRTech's Thermal Desktop to solve multidisciplinary problems. CRTech and CD-adapco™ will demonstrate how these complementary codes have been used together in the past, and how new interfaces under development will make using Thermal Desktop and STAR-CCM+ together easier. The new features include co-simulation using the STAR-CCM+ Co-Simulation API, as well as improved interfaces for sequential simulations.
  • A Numerical Investigation of Thermal Conditions and Deformations of the Astronomical Roentgen Telescope
    STAR CCM+ was used to perform a numerical investigation of thermal conditions and deformations of the Astronomical Roentgen Telescope. This telescope is equiped with X-ray optical system. One of the major requirements for the telescope is to ensure restricted temperatures and minimal thermal deformations from solar radiation and heating effects of the spacecraft during orbital flight. During the development phase, a detailed computer simulation of the...
  • Recent advances in automated mesh generation, availability of high-fidelity and fully-coupled physics, and increased computational power are necessary and enabling factors for CFD-based design of next generation rotor-craft systems. The incorporation of CFD estimates early in the design stage is beneficial for obtaining improved performance predictions as well as to reduce the number of design iterations required. It is with this aim that numerous physics...
  • The Crescendo model is a simplified version of a helicopter turbine. With the use of Surface Wrapper and the CHT capabilities of STAR-CCM+, engine cooling of the model can be accurately analyzed. Image shows thermal contours on the turbine and the polyhedral mesh on the surface.

Modern aircrafts and engines are built with a combination of composite materials and specialized electronics/avionics systems, all of which lead to complicated thermal behavior. STAR-CCM+ offers simulation capabilities for thermal management at application, system and aircraft level, helping test and validate novel designs at a lower cost and reduced risk of thermal failure.

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