The Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) can be used to simulate the motion of a large number of interacting discrete particles, such as the granular flow of sand, food particles, metal powders, capsules and slurries. DEM tracks the interaction between every particle in a numerically efficient manner, modeling contact forces and energy transfer due to collision and conductive and radiative heat transfer between particles.
STAR-CCM+ is the first commercial engineering simulation tool to include a DEM capability that is fully coupled with numerical flow simulation in a single software environment.
Potential industrial applications of DEM include:
Transport of granular materials &
- Oil and Gas:
Transport through pipes
Tablet coating, Mixing & Packing
- Agriculture and Food Production:
Hoppers & Conveyors
Improved CAD integration
STAR-CCM+ v5.06 also includes new CAD clients for CATIA V5, Solidworks, Pro/E and NX. Each of these STAR-CCM+ CAD clients enables engineers and designers to manage multi-disciplinary engineering simulation from the comfort of their chosen CAD environment, an approach that delivers a number of compelling benefits over the traditional simulation process:
- Communication between various members of a project team is enhanced, as designers and engineers can share models and results.
- The simulation is directly associated with the geometry, enabling parametric “what-if” design evaluations
- Associativity with parametric CAD models allows easy modification of parts without the need to redefine units, materials or boundary conditions, saving time and improving productivity.
Co-simulation with Abaqus FEA from SIMULIA
Although STAR-CCM+ offers a comprehensive suite of multiphysics capabilities, there are occasions in which it is beneficial to tightly couple with a third party simulation tool, such as Abaqus FEA, WAVE, OLGA and GT-Power. For the first time STAR-CCM+ v5.06 includes direct connection to Abaqus FEA, delivering fully coupled, two-way, fluid-structure interaction. Using direct co-simulation coupling provides efficiency and reduced overhead associated with tasks such as file-based coupling or use of external middleware software. The direct coupling between STAR-CCM+ and Abaqus FEA will bring fluid-structure-thermal calculations within the reach of all simulation engineers, making FSI a standard part of the engineering design process.
Aeroacoustic Far Field Propagation
CD-adapco is committed to expanding and enhancing the aeroacoustic capabilities in STAR-CCM+. The new release includes far field propagation using the Ffowcs Williams-Hawkins method. This method, coupled with the already extensive analysis tools, provides a complete feature set for aeroacoustic analysis in STAR-CCM+.
Try it today
For complete information on all new features in STAR-CCM+ v5.06 or to download it today please visit CD-adapco’s user services site or contact your local office.