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CD-adapco Adds Realism to Simulation in STAR-CCM+ v9.02

By DE Editors

CD-adapco announced the release of STAR-CCM+ v9.02, the latest major release of its flagship simulation tool.

“Since engineering simulation is a results-based discipline, in STAR-CCM+ v9.02 we enhanced our workflow capabilities and the speed and scalability of our solvers. This leads to greater throughput and ensures the product development process is fed with a constant and accurate stream of simulation data,” said senior vice president of product management Jean-Claude Ercolanelli. “All aspects of our v9 release cycle will stay focused on adding realism to the simulations, and driving optimal results for customers in a shortened amount of time.”

The new release includes a new volume rendering capability that allows engineers to “see inside” a flow field. A number of new features also broaden the applicability and improve the ease-of-use of the adjoint solver, including the new tumble and swirl cost function implemented. This cost function, targeted at the IC engine community, allows for sensitivities to be presented with respect to a key metric used in steady-state port flow analyses. In such studies, improving the tumble and swirl characteristics of the port is critical.

To improve ease-of-use, the adjoint cost functions have been migrated to STAR-CCM+’s standard reporting capability. This allows users to understand whether the cost functions they are interested in are returning sensible values before they run the adjoint solver itself.

The new Dispersed Multiphase model is a lightweight, computationally efficient, Eulerian model that treats impinging water droplets as a continuous background phase superimposed on the single-phase primary flow. This results in simulations that are much less computationally expensive than the Lagrangian equivalent, without the need for the full physics capability of Eulerian Multiphase (EMP), the company says.

For more information, visit CD-adapco.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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