The trimmed hexahedral surface mesh and velocity vectors showing the ground effect and the complex flow field around the helicopter blades are displayed in this STAR-CCM+ simulation of an Apache attack helicopter.
With STAR-CCM+, engineers are able to perform the most detailed and accurate calculations ever in a fraction of the time, creating much safer, more reliable and better performing rotorcraft. Shown here is a STAR-CCM+ simulation of Oryx helicopter displaying streamlines originating at blade tips.
The overset meshing capability allows the flow field around the propeller blades of this Bell 407 helicopter to be simulated by moving the grid attached to the propeller while the background grid remains stationary.
STAR-CCM+ is unrivaled in its ability to quickly and efficiently tackle complex geometries. Shown here are surface pressures on an Airbus A380 with flaps deployed and landing gear modeled. Streamlines visualize the flow pattern in the wake of the aircraft.
Overset mesh simulation for store separation: the flow field and 6-Degree-of-Freedom motion of the store can be simulated by moving the grid attached to store while the background grid remains stationary, making the accurate simulation of relative motion between objects a straightforward task.
The overset mesh capability allows for a user to easily accommodate complex geometries without needing to worry about the details of cell activation/deactivation or interpolation. Depicted is a plane section showing the outline of an overset mesh on a missile from a Eurofighter.
In this report, the performance of the Standard Cirrus glider is simulated using STAR-CCM+. To calculate the important transitional boundary layer flow, the γ-Reθ transition model is used. The study is performed to test the quality of the transition model and to create a validated reference model of the glider’s performance in steady level flight. The validated model will in future studies be used to improve the performance and handling quality of the glider and serve as a reference model for other simulation tools.
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