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CD-adapco and Access Release STAR-Cast V1.08
Posted Tue January 04, 2011 @09:50AM
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News CD-adapco and Access are pleased to announce an exciting new version of STAR-Cast, their jointly developed software solution for all industrial casting simulation.

Developed in collaboration between a world leading provider of CAE technology and recognized international experts in casting and metallurgy, STAR-Cast V1.08 brings unrivalled ease-of-use and automation to the simulation of casting processes and introduces a new level of multi-disciplinary sophistication to simulation results.


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STAR-Cast provides a comprehensive and intuitive process for performing multiphase casting simulation - liquid, solid and gaseous – including conjugate heat transfer, a sharp resolution of the filling front, free-surface fragmentation, motion of trapped gas bubbles in melt, natural convection in melt and gas.

STAR-Cast V1.08 adds simulation of the investment casting processes, including shell mold generation, radiation within the mold and the cast, movement of mold and cavity into a Bridgman furnace.

New physics models have been implemented, for instance water evaporation in sand, and also a number of additional post-processing engineering criteria for easing the analyses and understanding of the results.

"STAR-Cast V1.08 is a truly innovative solution for anyone involved in industrial casting," says Jean Claude Ercolanelli, Sr. Vice President Product Management at CD-adapco. "However, innovation by itself is not enough. We've listened to our customers and delivered a product that is intuitive to use, that speaks the language of casting engineers and uniquely addresses the challenges faced by this industry."

“STAR-Cast V1.08 combines the leading technology for casting processes simulation with great ease of use in meshing and model definition,” says Jürgen Jakumeit, Head of STAR-Cast development at Access.

STAR-Cast is an engineering simulation solution for a broad range of casting processes:

  • Gravity Sand Casting
  • Gravity (tilting) Die Casting
  • Low pressure and Counter Pressure Casting
  • Centrifugal Casting
  • Investment Casting

For complete information on all new features in STAR-Cast V1.08 or to download it today please visit CD-adapco's user services site or contact your local office.

About Access
Access is an independent research center associated with the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH) in Germany. 50 engineers and scientists are pooling a diversity of individual skills to merge both scientific and technological know-how in materials and processes with a special focus on metallic materials and casting processes. http://www.access.rwth-aachen.de/

About CD-adapco
CD-adapco is the world's largest independent CFD focused provider of Engineering Simulation Software, support and services. We have over 30 years of experience in delivering industrial strength engineering simulation to a wide range of industries and application areas. The scope of our activities, however, extends well beyond software development to encompass a wide range of CAE engineering services in both CFD and FEA. http://www.cd-adapco.com

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