STAR-CCM+ provides advanced automated meshing capabilities which ensure that the fidelity of a complex geometry is retained in the simulations and no simplifications are involved. Shown here is a volume mesh with conformal meshing between the components of a motherboard.
STAR-CCM+ offers a range of state-of-the-art technologies for volume mesh generation including the pioneering polyhedral mesh type as shown here on a Bell 407 helicopter. Polyhedral meshes are fast to converge, easy to generate and more efficient than tetrahedral meshes.
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 Advancing Layer Mesher uses a pseudo-structured mesh approach to generate layered, primarily structured grids from wall boundaries beyond the boundary layer. This meshing approach is suitable for computations involving bow shocks as depicted in this simulation of the re-entry of the Crew Exploration Vehicle.
STAR-CCM+ offers a range of state-of-the-art technologies for volume mesh generation including the pioneering polyhedral mesh type as shown here on a cargo aircraft. Polyhedral meshes are fast to converge, easy to generate and more efficient than tetrahedral meshes.
Using the 3D-CAD modeler in STAR-CCM+, users have the ability to build geometries from scratch, or import and edit existing geometries. All parts for the motorcycle shown were created using the 3D-CAD modeler in STAR-CCM+.
Importing or creating CAD geometries
Whether you want access to simulation directly from within your design environment, need to import CAD assemblies or create new geometries, STAR-CCM+ has the solution.
Geometries may be created in design software and are usually setup for design and manufacturing needs rather than for simulation purposes. Furthermore, complex model structures and realism make the meshing process more cumbersome. STAR-CCM+ has the right tools to ensure that a clean geometry is available for meshing.
When a geometry is created in native CAD software, it can be handled in any of the following ways to facilitate downstream meshing:
Powerful meshing tools
STAR-CCM+ can quickly, easily and efficiently prepare and generate meshes for the most complex geometries. Using manual and automatic surface preparation tools, STAR-CCM+ cuts geometry preparation and meshing time down from weeks and months to hours.
Regardless of the geometry, STAR-CCM+ streamlined CAD to Mesh process helps ensure minimum time, and thus cost, for you and your team build high quality, run-ready meshes.