STAR-CCM+ is equipped to deal with each of these vastly different vehicles’ requirements, such as those listed below:
As stated in the Performance Vehicle section, STAR-CD, DARS and en-ice are the premier tools for engine simulation and combustion analysis. Off Highway vehicles require vastly different engine specifications though, and have more of an emphasis on improving torque as well as efficient horsepower generation. CD-adapco has all the tools needed to quickly and efficiently optimize any engine needs.
Most off-highway vehicles work in environments with high solar loads and in high heat areas. Cooling the cabin for operator is enormously important and doing so in an efficient manner helps save on fuel costs. Also, keeping the engine from overheating is critical to the operation of any off highway vehicle. STAR-CCM+ is well validated to perform all cabin comfort and engine thermal management simulations, from HVAC modeling to airflow and temperature measurements.
Most Off Highway vehicles are going to end up in the dirt and water. Mud can easily clog up engine components, dirt in the air can get sucked into the engine and interfere with engine combustion, water can flood the engine. All these are hazards that Off Highway vehicles must be able to tolerate. In addition, any harvester type of unit (tractor, lawn mower, snow blower, etc.) needs to be modeled to ensure most efficient operation and proper channeling of the harvester components. CD-adapco has many tools to help with this, most especially DEM (Discrete Element Modeling), which allows STAR-CCM+ to simulate individual particles such as dirt, mud, water, snow or even blades of grass or wheat.