Like all commercial industries, companies operating in the life sciences sector are keenly interested in discovering avenues to grow revenues and lower costs, while at the same time increasing innovation. As such, parties in this always evolving sector are exploring many ways to increase the bottom line while also providing the highest quality products and care for customers.

Given how much time is spent flying around in any given planet’s atmosphere – could the Millennium Falcon, arguably the most iconic spaceship of all time, actually fly? I felt it would be fun to try and find out.
This IS the CFD simulation you've been looking for....

About 200 hundred years ago, the first industrial revolution saw the transition from bio-fuel-powered, hand production methods to new, factory-based, machine-aided, fossil-fuel-powered manufacturing processes. This was a major turning point in history, which influenced, to some extent, every aspect of daily life.
Simulation for clean energy

DARS is a simulation tool for the 0D and 1D management and analysis of chemical reactions. The new v2.12 release focuses on boosting throughput when exploring new fuel blends under a wide range of operating conditions. The fuel libraries generated with DARS v2.12 can then be used to source combustion analysis carried out with STAR-CD® and STAR-CCM+®.

Parts-based Interface is a unique capability in v10.06 offering a distinct improvement to performance and scalability using parts-based workflows and resulting in faster simulation turnaround time. This is a key capability for applications which involve many parts such as vehicle thermal management, electronics cooling and heat exchangers.

The v10.06 release features the introduction of Computational Rheology, a new engineering discipline in STAR-CCM+. Computational Rheology further expands the multidisciplinary scope of STAR-CCM+ and targets problems where viscous and viscoelastic effects are dominant. The types of applications that are now possible to solve are flow in static mixers, flow into containers, pumping slurries with significant heat generation, as well as extrusions and material processing.

At CD-adapco, we have spent many years working to bridge the gap between disciplines by developing techniques to effectively communicate results between different physics. With the release of STAR-CCM+ v10.06, we allow you to more easily perform flow, thermal and stress problems using the finite element based solid mechanics capabilities.

STAR-CCM+ v10.06 brings a new and significantly enhanced interface for the Manual Surface Repair Tool, greatly increasing usability for both the experienced and new user. The new interface provides an easier to use and simpler environment for performing manual repair of geometries and surface meshes. Experienced users will find that repairing geometries requires less clicks and makes everything easier to identify and locate. New users will find the new interface easy to navigate and learn.

Today, I am introducing you to a new method called Query-Based Selection, where filtering and selecting are combined to significantly improve your productivity in STAR-CCM+ v10.06. Query-Based Selection enables you to select groups of objects based on a query and the selection updates automatically whenever objects are added or removed. This opens up many workflow options by preserving the intent of your selections and it affords you the opportunity to create your own custom tools to automate your complex workflows.

A bearded man in a tunic stood beneath a cloudless blue sky on the hot sand of a beach beside a large sea. All around him were young scholars, also wearing tunics, chattering about the bright sun and the heat it brought. Behind him was a large gray cliff where noisy birds were flying to and from their nests high up on the rock wall.

The bearded man asked the students, "Can you describe what you have learned about this beach?"

The students quieted and began to look around.

One student asked quizzically, "We've just arrived here. What could we have learned? There's nothing here but sand, the birds, the sea, and the sun."



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