The STAR-CCM+ meshing pipeline
STAR-CCM+ employs a pipeline methodology to ensure that the path from initial geometry to mesh can be easily and robustly automated. Each step in the meshing process may be executed in sequence, or independently, with a common set of user parameters. The automated meshing process may be carried out interactively, in batch or remotely.
A complete set of tools for surface preparation
STAR-CCM+ gives users choice and flexibility when preparing surfaces for volume meshing. An extensive set of operations are available for surface preparation including: error diagnostics, fine grained manipulation of surface primitives, topological identification, defeaturing, boolean and imprinting operations on triangulated surfaces.
Minimizing preparation time with automatic surface wrapping
STAR-CCM+’s revolutionary and unmatched surface wrapping technology has enabled users to reduce their surface preparation times by several orders of magnitude. Where as before generating a high quality surface mesh could take weeks, with STAR-CCM+ it takes minutes. Fully automatic and with the ability to reliably handle the most complex geometries and large assemblies, it has justifiably earned a reputation as the best in the business.
A flexible choice of volume mesh
STAR-CCM+ offers a range of technologies for volume mesh generation including the pioneering polyhedral and trimmed hexahedral mesh types. For multi-domain studies such as conjugate heat transfer and FSI, fully conformal meshes can automatically be created. Prism layers are robustly generated to ensure accurate capture of boundary layers. A number of specialized meshers are also available including generation of prismatic elements for thin objects, generalized cylindrical geometries and boundary extrusion.