STAR-CCM+ provides comprehensive, interconnected tools for any multiphysics simulation
With STAR-CCM+, there is no need to compromise ease-of-use over capability or accuracy. STAR-CCM+ includes an extensive range of validated physical models that provide the user with a toolkit capable of tackling the most complex engineering problems.
  • Surface pressures and visualization of strong bow shock around the NASA X34 traveling at hypersonic speed during re-entry at the end of the mission. Image courtesy of TLG Aerospace.

  • Polyhedral surface mesh on anit-ship harpoon missile with surface pressures, streamlines and velocity vectors showing the complicated flow around the wings and the tail fins.

  • The University of Central Florida used STAR-CCM+ to simulate the circulatory system of newborn. Here is shown the velocity magnitude of the blood inside the aorta.

  • When handling complex structures, STAR-CCM+'s surface wrapping capability enables the user to automatically, and quickly, create a solution domain for the flow around the imported solid body. Here, the surface wrapper was applied to an intricate oil rig geometry.

  • 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.

  • At the heart of STAR-CCM+’s post-processing toolset is the ability to extract and analyze engineering data. Here, an harmonic balance (HB) simulation was performed on a multistage axial compressor and the relative Mach mumber on the blades was displayed.

Time: steady-state, unsteady implicit/explicit, harmonic balance

Motion: stationary, moving reference frame, rigid body motion, mesh morphing, large displacement solid stress, overset meshes

Material: single, multiphase and multi-component fluids

Multi-component multiphase: Eulerian Multiphase with boiling, gas dissolution, population balance and granular flow; Free surface (VOF) with boiling, cavitation, evaporation & condensation, melting & solidification; Fluid film with wave and edge-based droplet stripping, film condensation, evaporation and boiling; Dispersed Multiphase (DMP) for soiling and icing simulations; Lagrangian Multiphase and Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) for modeling particulate flows

Flow: Coupled flow solver (implicit and explicit); Segregated flow solver

Regime: inviscid, laminar, turbulent (RANS, LES, DES), transition modeling. incompressible through to hypersonic

"As well as being easy to use, STAR-CCM+ is both accurate and flexible. STAR-CCM+ simulations provide a constant source of high quality engineering data throughout our design process. The automatic workflow ensures repeatability of calculations, meaning that we are always comparing like with like when trying to understand the difference between two designs." Giuseppe Scantamburlo, Engineering & Design, FIAT Group Automobiles S.p.A

Multi-domain: porous media (volumetric and baffle), fan and heat exchanger models

Multi-discipline: finite volume stress modeling, lithium-ion battery simulation, fluid structure interaction, electromagnetic field analysis including ohmic heating, magnetic vector potential and electro-deposition coating

Heat transfer and conjugate heat transfer: solar, multi-band and specular thermal radiation (discrete ordinates or surface-to-surface)

Combustion and chemical reaction: PPDF, CFM, PCFM, EBU, progress variable model (PVM), thickened flame model, soot moments emission, and DARS CFD complex chemistry coupling interphase reactions for Eulerian multiphase

Dynamic Fluid Body Interaction (DFBI): fluid-induced motion in 6 degrees of freedom including propulsion and maneuvering

Aeroacoustic Analysis: fast Fourier transform (FFT) spectral analysis, broadband noise sources, Ffowcs-Williams Hawkings (FWH) sound propagation model

CAE Integration: co-simulation and bi-directional mapping between STAR-CCM+ and 1D/3D codes


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