STAR-CCM+ provides a range of tools to enable the modeling Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI). Whether you use the unique integrated finite volume stress capability or want to leverage an external computational solid mechanics (CSM) code, STAR-CCM+ has a solution.
For tightly coupled FSI problems, CD-adapco has partnered with Dassault Systemes Simulia to provide co-simulation with Abaqus Unified FEA. For loosely coupled problems,
STAR-CCM+’s industry leading data mappers may be used to perform file based coupling with a broad range of tools.
Where the deformation of the structure becomes large enough to influence the surrounding fluid, STAR-CCM+’s mesh morpher may be used to accurately and robustly deform the computational grid.
To ensure that STAR-CCM+s FSI capabilities are available to the broadest range of application, an open API is available allowing third party tools to link with the code to perform socket- based co-simulation. Whether you have a commercial or in-house code, the co-simulation API allows you to leverage the power of STAR-CCM+.