Siemens Digital Industries Software announces its latest release of Simcenter STAR-CCM+ software, part of the Simcenter portfolio of simulation and test solutions that helps companies optimize design and deliver innovations faster and with greater confidence. The latest release of Simcenter STAR-CCM+ includes major enhancements to improve simulation time and accuracy as well as enhance collaboration, giving customers a comprehensive digital twin to help drive highly predictive simulations. In this release, Siemens is introducing a completely new parallel polyhedral mesher for faster, more effective meshing, as well as the industry’s first model-driven adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) solution. The latest release also includes automatic coupled solver control for reduced set up time while improving convergence speed and the industry’s first ever collaborative virtual reality (VR) feature in a CFD code for enhanced team collaboration on simulation results.

To keep up with the competition and achieve the next innovative breakthrough, faster and more reliable simulation results are critical. The latest release of Simcenter STAR-CCM+ offers a fully-rewritten next generation parallel polyhedral mesher. Using parallel performance, meshes build up to 30 times faster than in serial, providing a consistent mesh regardless of the cores used and a more effective mesh distribution with the same accuracy and robustness. New adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) technology is the industry’s first model-driven AMR, which intelligently refines the mesh based on the physics. This can lead to less user interaction as well as computational overhead and reduces overall mesh size.

Automatic solver controls dramatically improve the ease-of-use and robustness of the coupled solver. This delivers faster convergence to solution giving users additional speedup for all flow regimes straight out of the box.

Collaborative VR in Simcenter STAR-CCM+ allows teams across the globe to interact in the same immersive virtual environment in real time, enhancing communication and speeding up decision-making. Multiple VR clients can now be connected and synchronized to the same simulation, with avatars showing the location of other users and providing the ability to tether users to get the same experience. 

Simcenter STAR-CCM+ is an integrated solution for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and multiphysics simulation that brings automated design exploration and optimization within the grasp of all simulation engineers. Simcenter and Simcenter STAR-CCM+ are part of Xcelerator portfolio, Siemens’ integrated portfolio of software, services and application development platform.