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CD-adapco Releases STAR-CCM+ Box Set
Posted Fri March 18, 2005 @04:22PM
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News CD-adapco, the leading provider of full-spectrum and CAD-embedded Computational Fluid Dynamics, has announced the release of the world's first fully integrated process for polyhedral CFD. The first official release of the STAR-CCM+ Box Set combines CD-adapco's technology leading STAR-CCM+ solver with STAR-Design, which includes the world's first commercially available polyhedral mesher.

STAR-Design, CD-adapco's fully functional parametric solid modeler, allows polyhedral meshes to be created at the click of a button. Based on the same Parasolid kernel that powers many leading CAD packages, STAR-Design is both powerful and easily accessible. Using an intuitive interface, even a casual user can easily build, mesh and run an industrial strength CFD simulation. Using STAR-Design, polyhedral meshes can be easily generated from the created (or imported) CAD geometry at the click of a button.


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Extensive validation has demonstrated that polyhedral meshes offer near hexahedral accuracy with all of the automatic meshing benefits of tetrahedra. Professor Milovan Peric, CD-adapco's Director of Technology, explains, “Recent tests have shown that, for equivalent or better accuracy, polyhedral meshes converge up to ten times faster than tetrahedra, typically delivering a speedup of 400 - 500%”, he says, "Polyhedral CFD delivers more for less: more accurate solutions, using fewer cells and ultimately greatly reduced human and computing resources"

Dr Dennis Nagy, CD-adapco's Vice President of Business Development, acknowledges that polyhedral meshing is the first payoff of CD-adapco's investment in solver technology. "While other CFD vendors are content to simply build upon their existing aging software architectures with STAR-CCM+, we decided to go back to the drawing-board and build our solutions upon the most advanced technology currently available", says Dr Nagy. “The arrival of polyhedral meshing represents a watershed for industrial CFD".

"I am confident that the arrival of our polyhedral meshing technology spells the end for tetrahedra as a useful tool for CFD", says CD-adapco President and founder Steve MacDonald. "Tetrahedra - as well as the CFD codes which continue to rely on them - are doomed to become a thing of the past"

If you are interested in joining the polyhedral revolution, but are not currently a CD-adapco customer, you can download a trial version.

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