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New E-Cool Toolset in STAR-CCM+ Enables Improved Thermal Insight of Electronics Systems
Posted Fri October 28, 2016 @08:11AM
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News Siemens PLM Software, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, announced the latest release of STAR-CCM+® software, version 11.06.

This latest version of the industry-leading engineering software tool allows engineers to discover better designs, faster and aligns with Siemens’ Smart Innovation Portfolio that helps manufacturers optimize their Digital Enterprise and realize innovation.

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STAR-CCM+ v11.06 introduces the Electronics Cooling Toolset (E-Cool). E-Cool facilitates the creation and manipulation of electronics components for the thermal performance analysis of board and system level electronics devices. Parts such as fans, heatsinks, chips, and boards can be imported from industry-standard IDF files, or created in STAR-CCM+.

“This new capability allows engineers to focus their time on making the right decisions for improving the thermal efficiency of their electronics systems,” says Siemens PLM Software Senior VP of Product Management Jean-Claude Ercolanelli. “It utilizes an entirely new concept for quickly managing and exploring their entire product design space to match their industrial engineering objectives.”

While the E-Cool innovation is among the leading enhancements offered in STAR-CCM+ v11.06, this version features many more advancements, offering users significant gains in technology, user experience and productivity.

  • For filtration, fluidized beds or biomass furnaces type of applications the Source Smoothing technique automatically smooths and coarsens the underlying computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh to make it more appropriate for DEM calculations. This provides the benefit of shortening the computational time of DEM simulations, ultimately allowing engineers to evaluate more design configurations in the same amount of time.
  • For applications like multiphase flow through nozzles and orifices, bubbly flow or counter gravity flow, the Adaptive Multiple Size Group Population Balance (A-MUSIG) allows users to accurately model flows where the dispersed phase of bubbles, droplets or particles has a varied population in terms of size.
  • The new Simulation Tree Comparison feature, meanwhile, significantly increases usability by allowing the side-by-side comparison of the simulation setup from two different cases. Users can easily identify differences or variations from best practices, saving time in checking their simulation setup.

For additional information about the key enhancements offered in STAR-CCM+ v11.06, including detailed expert previews of A-MUSIG, DEM Source Smoothing, Simulation Parameters, Simulation Tree Comparison and more, please visit our blog page and

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, systems and services with over 15 million licensed seats and more than 140,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with its customers to provide industry software solutions that help companies everywhere achieve a sustainable competitive advantage by making real the innovations that matter. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit

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