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STAR-CCM+ is more than just an industry-leading Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) program. It’s an all-in-one solution that delivers accurate and efficient multidisciplinary technologies in a single integrated user interface. As a simulation tool that spans a variety of engineering disciplines, it can shorten the design cycle and help discover improved designs by predicting a product’s real-world performance.
Since real-world engineering problems do not separate themselves into convenient categories such as “aerodynamics,” “hydrodynamics,” “heat transfer,” and “solid mechanics,” simulation tools that span a multitude of physical phenomena and a variety of engineering disciplines are required to accurately capture all of the relevant physics that influence a product. STAR-CCM+ is a best-in-class simulation tool with a broad range of validated models to simulate disciplines and physics including computational fluid dynamics (CFD), computational solid mechanics (CSM), electromagnetics, heat transfer, multiphase flow, particle dynamics, reacting flow, electrochemistry, aero-acoustics, and rheology, all integrated into a single user interface.
No matter how realistic a simulation is, the results are only useful if they are generated with sufficient time to influence and guide the final product design. This is only possible when the simulation process is a robust and automated one. STAR-CCM+ enables every simulation model to be built using a repeatable and robust workflow, allowing models to be easily reused and updated to investigate a full range of design configurations and operating scenarios with minimal manual effort. STAR-CCM+ brings automated design exploration and optimization with Design Manager, enabling users to set up and automatically evaluate families of designs directly within STAR-CCM+.
Used effectively, engineering simulation consistently delivers a high return on investment. However, license structures from many software vendors can leave computing resources underutilized and make full design exploration prohibitively expensive. STAR-CCM+ offers a range of affordable and customizable license options to meet each user’s simulation needs and throughput requirements:
- Power sessions: A fixed price for unlimited cores; provides scalability
- Power on demand: Metered usage for unlimited cores; provides agility for changing demands and cloud computing
- Power tokens: Concurrent simulations with as many cores as needed; provides flexibility for design exploration
For a robust and efficient simulation process, the tools must continue to evolve at the same rate as the requirements of the industry. STAR-CCM+ has a long history of technology leadership and brings an aggressive development schedule, including three major releases each year that continuously deliver innovative technologies to respond to evolving simulation needs. In addition, STAR-CCM+ is backed by a team of global experts, and each customer is assigned a dedicated support engineer. This helps each user maintain productivity and successfully utilize simulation in existing and emerging applications.