CD-adapco’s DARS v2.12 Accelerates Design Decision Process for Combustion and Chemical Process Engineers
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New DARS release increases simulation throughput and enables users to explore more designs, faster

New York and London. November 10, 2015

CD-adapco, the largest privately held CFD-focused provider of Computer Aided Engineering software, today announced the release of DARS v2.12, its simulation tool for the 0D and 1D management and analysis of chemical reactions. The new 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+®.

“All of our products are developed to help engineers make the right decisions early in the design cycle. DARS v2.12 enables our customers to predict combustion, chemical processes and emission formation from the earliest stage of the design process, without necessarily having to resort to experimental testing,” said Jean-Claude Ercolanelli, Senior VP of Product Management, CD-adapco. "This release is devoted to enhancing the productivity of our customers, to accelerate their design decision process and to remove all obstacles for innovating.”

The new release, which is now available on the Steve Portal, makes customers more competitive through the software’s enhanced capabilities for productivity. Highlights of the release include:

  • DARS v2.12 removes the requirement for HPC licenses. Analysis of combustion characteristics for different fuels and generation of combustion libraries can now be efficiently performed on any number of CPUs with a single DARS license.

  • The robustness and user experience of DARS v2.12 is improved by offering several new features for easier handling and calculations.

  • The workflow from DARS to STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+ has been improved. Users benefit now from fully compatible ECFM-CleH libraries and automatic interpolation for ECFM-TKI and ECFM-ClEH libraries, decreasing the need for manual re-calculations. Read more

About CD-adapco

CD-adapco ( is the world's largest, privately owned CFD-focused CAE provider. Our core products are the technology-leading simulation packages, STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CD. The scope of our activities, however, extends well beyond CFD software development to encompass a wide range of CAE engineering services in fluid dynamics, heat transfer and structural engineering. Our ongoing mission is to "inspire innovation and reduce costs through the application of engineering simulation software and services." CD-adapco has maintained 15% organic year-on-year growth over the last five years. CD-adapco employs over 900 talented individuals, working at 40 strategic locations across the globe.


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