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 and volume extraction
STAR-CCM+ gives you 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. STAR-CCM+’s revolutionary and unmatched surface wrapping technology enables you and your team to reduce you surface preparation times by several orders of magnitude. 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.
Leverage the Power of Parallel Computing
In STAR-CCM+, both the polyhedral and trimmed cell meshes allow you to push the boundaries of your simulation capabilities by automatically distributing the meshing process across all of your CPU’s. You can build the same meshes faster or build meshes that are not limited by the RAM in just one machine. Not only has STAR-CCM+ broken the parallel barrier for singe mesh operations, but also has introduced Concurrent Per-Part Meshing, for cases with large numbers of parts. Concurrent Per-Part Meshing will look at all of the components you have selected and will hand each part to its own processor, almost like a card dealer, when one part is meshed STAR-CCM+ hands it another until all the parts are done. So no matter if you want a 100,000,000 cell mesh or to mesh 10,000 parts STAR-CCM+ has an efficient way to handle it.
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