Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™

Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™

Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™

Predicting the performance of a product requires simulation tools that span different engineering disciplines. Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™ is such a simulation tool: an all-in-one solution with precise and efficient multidisciplinary technologies in one integrated user interface. Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™ is therefore more than just a CFD code. It is a complete multidisciplinary platform for simulating products and designs that work under real conditions. With this software you can do more analyses with the same number of people. Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™ services and software: from engineers, for engineers.

The advantages of Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™

  • Easy to use
  • Accelerated turnaround time
  • High reliability
  • Reduced costs

The challenge of engineering

Today, customers are increasingly asking for smart products that are not only adapted to their needs, but also continue to evolve as they are used. For example, products must become more energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and safer than ever before. This makes the engineering world very competitive in which products evolve quickly to meet market requirements or are replaced by better, smarter and cheaper alternatives from your competitors. The choice is easy: innovate or stagnate.

Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™ helps you innovate

If you want to continue to innovate and thus design better products, you as an engineer have to predict the consequences of design changes for the performance of your product, for better or for worse. Previously, you did this by hand calculations or by experimental testing of physical prototypes. Today technical simulation is the solution, with extensive predictions that are usually more accurate and always cheaper than experimental tests. These predictions are implemented effectively and you can use them to improve a design through multiple iterations. You also get a glimpse of “all possible futures” with simulation. You look at how a product performs and responds under many different operating conditions that the product will ever face rather than just a handful of pre-chosen design points. By taking into account the full performance of a product, you almost always discover and eliminate multiple inefficiencies. The result is higher quality and more robust products that better meet customer expectations.

The features of Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™

Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™ provides a constant flow of relevant technical data through the following properties:


Solving complex industrial problems requires simulation tools that know how to deal with a wide variety of physical phenomena and a variety of engineering disciplines. Existing technical problems do not separate into useful categories such as “aerodynamics”, “hydrodynamics”, “heat transfer” and “solid mechanics”. With multidisciplinary technical simulation you are able to capture all relevant physics that influence the real world performance of a product.

You also manage the virtual product automatically through a series of design configurations and operational scenarios. Thanks to the minimized approach level, you as an engineer can trust that the predicted behavior of your design corresponds to the actual performance of the product.

Due to this integrated multi-physics nature of Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™, you do not need to know and connect multiple tools. In addition, you can easily study your physical phenomena in a fully coupled way, which increases the accuracy of your results.


No matter how “realistic” your simulation is, the data that such a simulation provides is useless if you don’t include it in the final design of your product. Simulation is only a useful tool in the technical design process if predictions are made on time, because a late simulation result is worth as little as no result. The most ideal situation? When simulation generates a constant stream of data that guides and informs the design process with every decision. This is only possible with a robust and automated simulation process such as Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™. Because once you invest in the creation of a multidisciplinary simulation model, you naturally want to be able to use that model again, without much manual effort from the engineer.

With Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™, you build any simulation using a repeatable and robust workflow, with a pipeline approach that allows you to reuse and update any simulation model with minimal manual effort. This pipeline covers every step of the simulation process, from geometry definition to post-processing. You can model simulation models so that your engineers can share and distribute best practices within your organization.


If you use technical simulation effectively, it will consistently deliver a high return on investment (ROI). It offers much more in terms of lower development costs and higher product revenues than it costs to implement. The step from “testing just a few design points” to “examining the entire design space” is unaffordable with traditional schemes, because here you pay per core instead of per simulation.

Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™ has been developed with parallel scalability in mind and tested on over 100,000 cores, so the code is ready to use these resources when such computing power becomes the industry standard. With Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™, you have a range of affordable and customizable licensing options to meet your simulation needs and throughput requirements. Regardless of the size or location of your computer resources, the Power licenses are designed to ensure that you maximize the value of your hardware and fully utilize your investment in simulation technologies.

Supported by experts

The hard truth about modern engineering is that there are no longer any easy problems to solve. To meet industry requirements, “a little CFD” or “a stress analysis” is no longer good enough. That is why engineers often push the boundaries of what is possible to design innovative products. And this is difficult to achieve on your own, because it often requires competencies outside the direct field of an individual engineer. Therefore, to be successful you must have direct access to a community of simulation experts.

Becoming a Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™ user is much more than just buying world-class software: it opens the door to a wealth of technical expertise. The technology solutions are backed by a global team of engineering analysis specialists, dedicated to helping you meet and exceed the challenges of your industry.

Singles scenario simulations are a thing of the past

With the Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™ Design Manager, you have automated design exploration and optimization at your fingertips, making single-scenario engineering simulations a thing of the past.

Design Manager allows you to set up and automatically evaluate families of designs directly within Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™, including process management and performance assessment. Design Manager uses the all-in-one platform, automated meshing, pipelined workflow and precise physics to beat the complexity. In the past, as an engineer you could often not use CFD simulation in this way.

You can also easily perform single and multi-objective optimization studies to intelligently search the design space with the same timetable and proven technology as in HEEDS MDO.

cards PLM Solutions: driven by digitalization

  • Start from the core: in our opinion, a thorough intake process does not mean a one-size-fits-all. We take the time to really get to know you.
  • Partnership: we continue to challenge you on the content. Whether it concerns a strategic, tactical or operational issue.
  • Personal approach: every partner gets its own team of specialists from day one. They do everything to get the most out of your process.

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