Engineer innovation with multiphysics computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation
Simcenter STAR-CCM+ is a multiphysics computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software for the simulation of products operating under real-world conditions. Simcenter STAR-CCM+ uniquely brings automated design exploration and optimization to the CFD simulation toolkit of every engineer.
The single integrated environment includes everything from CAD, automated meshing, multiphysics CFD, sophisticated postprocessing, and design exploration. This allows engineers to efficiently explore the entire design space to make better design decisions faster.
The additional insight gained by using Simcenter STAR-CCM+ to guide your design process ultimately leads to more innovative products that exceed customer expectations.
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation
Simcenter provides industry leading computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software for fast, accurate CFD simulation of almost any engineering problem that involves the flow of liquids, gases (or a combination of both), together with all of the associated physics.
Design exploration software takes simulation to the next level by allowing users to determine appropriate values of variables that yield product designs that result in exceptional performance
Significantly improving a battery design across its whole operating range is a challenging task, and involves the simultaneous optimization of numerous parameters. Simcenter provides a complete simulation environment for the analysis and design of the electrochemical system and detailed geometry of individual battery cells.
Problems that involve multiple moving and interacting components can be easily simulated with Simcenter CFD software using overset meshing, mesh morphing, or a combination of both. The moving mesh capabilities can also be used for parametric studies and for steady or unsteady CFD simulations, providing an easy way to reposition or replace objects to study multiple design configurations in your computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations.
Accurately representing the physical behavior of the different fluid and solid phases is key to capturing the real-world performance of your product. Simcenter offers a variety of both Eulerian and Lagrangian modeling capabilities to suit your simulation needs.
The discrete element method (DEM) can be used to simulate the motion of a large number of interacting discrete objects (particles), such as the granular flow of aggregates, food particles, metal powders, tablets and capsules, and wheat or grass. Simcenter is the first commercial engineering simulation tool to include a DEM capability that is fully coupled with numerical flow simulation.
Gain insight into the interactions between turbulent flow field and underlying chemistry of reacting flows. Simcenter helps you improve the trade-off between the performance and emissions of your device for different operating conditions.
Computational rheology is used to model non-Newtonian or viscoelastic materials in industrial problems. The rheology solver accurately resolves the dominant physics of complex rheological material flow and helps predict their behavior.
Simcenter includes comprehensive, best-in-class thermal simulation capabilities that can help you to understand the thermal characteristics of your product and subsequently tailor your thermal management solution for optimal performance.
Digitally validate Li-ion cell design including geometrical cell specifications and cell performance with battery CFD simulation. Extensive components of a battery cell are available, as well as a material database to support the user in model development using CFD analysis.
Couple to other simulation tools through dedicated interfaces, or an intuitive API. This enables the multi-physics simulations with different time scales ranging from microseconds to thousands of seconds, providing faster and more accurate analyses and shorter turnover times for development and assessment of complex designs
Comprehensive analytical models include all aspects of the design of electric machines, including thermal, electromagnetic and drive control. Of particular importance is the efficient utilization, and even elimination, of magnets. Our simulation tools are structured to give seamless design capability over the entire range of permanent-magnet machines and the alternatives including hybrid combinations and covers the entire range of power, voltage, and speed used in vehicle systems.
Engine simulations involve moving components, multiphase flow, combustion and heat transfer. You no longer have to be an expert user to simulate internal combustion engines: using an application-specific workflow and simplified interface allows you to set up engine simulations quickly and easily. Expert users can use those simulations as the starting point for performing more complicated multiphysics engine simulations that exploit the full range of Simcenter STAR-CCM+ simulation capabilities.
Almost all real-world engineering problems ultimately depend on the interaction between fluids and solid structures. Simcenter STAR-CCM+ offers both finite volume (FV)-based computational fluid dynamics and finite element (FE)-based computational solid mechanics (CSM) in an easy-to-use single integrated user interface. Using this approach you can solve static, quasi-static, and dynamic problems including those with nonlinear geometry and multiple parts using bonded and small sliding contacts.