STAR-CCM+ v8: Infinite Possibilities

Today, CD-adapco announced the release of STAR-CCM+ v8.02, a major new version of its integrated solution for multidisciplinary engineering problems.

NEW YORK and LONDON, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - "The STAR-CCM+ v8 releases are specifically aimed at increasing engineering productivity, making the software even easier to use and interact with, and significantly reducing the time required to get a high-quality solution," said Senior VP Product Management Jean-Claude Ercolanelli. "STAR-CCM+ v8.02 is the first of our v8 releases to benefit from our investment in a dedicated User Experience Team, whose task is to dissect and improve every aspect of the software, resulting in more effective and more productive simulation engineers."

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"New multi-disciplinary enhancements allow users to tackle a wider range of industrially relevant challenges," continued Ercolanelli. "Among these new features and enhancements is a new STAR-Cast add-on, developed in collaboration with our partner, ACCESS, recognized experts in casting and metallurgy, which provides a comprehensive and intuitive process for performing multiphase casting simulation and brings automation and ease-of-use to casting and foundry processes."

Usability related enhancements include:

  • Parts Based Meshing
  • New Surface Preparation
  • JTOpen integration
  • Graphic User Interface (GUI) enhancements

Performance related enhancements include:

  • Lagrangian and DEM dynamic load balancing
  • Improvements to the AMG algorithm

Expanded coverage includes:

  • STAR-Cast add-on
  • The Fluid Film Model can now be used with the Moving Reference Frame (MRF) model
  • The Eulerian multiphase capability is improved
  • A new co-simulation capability through coupling with AMESIM

Full details of the enhancements can be found here:

About CD-adapco
CD-adapco ( is the world's largest independent CFD focused CAE provider. Our core products are the technology-leading simulation packages, STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CD. The scope of our activities, however, extends well beyond CFD software development to encompass a wide range of CAE engineering services in fluid dynamics, heat transfer and structural engineering. Our ongoing mission is to "inspire innovation and reduce costs through the application of engineering simulation software and services."

A privately owned company, CD-adapco has maintained 17% organic year-on-year growth over the last 5 years. CD-adapco employs 700 talented individuals, working at 30 different offices across the globe.

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Lauren Gautier, CD-adapco

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