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.
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.
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.