Siemens Extends Simcenter STAR-CCM Capabilities


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Siemens Digital Industries Software announces the availability of the latest release of Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™ software, which has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) High Performance Computing (HPC) Competency status. This designation recognizes that Siemens has demonstrated deep experience helping customers optimize their HPC workloads for performance and efficiency using AWS’s elastic and scalable cloud infrastructure. The latest release of the multi-physics computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software includes new features to help engineers model the complexity of today’s products and explore design possibilities to engineer innovation faster than ever. Simcenter STAR-CCM+ is part of the Simcenter™ portfolio of simulation and test solutions within Siemens’ Xcelerator™ portfolio of integrated software and services. 

“Siemens is proud to be one of the first AWS Partners to achieve AWS HPC Competency status,” said Deryl Snyder, Vice President of Computational Continuum Mechanics at Siemens Digital Industries Software. “Our team is dedicated to helping companies achieve their business transformation goals by leveraging the agility, breadth of services, and pace of innovation that AWS provides.”

Siemens has further expanded the capabilities of Simcenter STAR-CCM+ related to turbomachinery, delivering improved productivity and increased insight into performance for better engineering decisions. Across industries and applications, CFD engineers can benefit from increased productivity through consistent use of best practices and speeding the exploration of design possibilities. Simcenter STAR-CCM+ users can now open simulation files in read-only mode without consuming a license, giving users greater ability to check the set-up, make comparisons and leverage best practices across many simulations.

With Surrogate Models in Design Manager, engineers can predict the performance of thousands of variants either locally around the design of interest to analyze probability of failure, or globally across the design space to quickly create a database of performance results that can be leveraged by the simulation team. 

Additionally, Simcenter STAR-CCM+ can now better model the complexity of today’s products through electromagnetic simulations. For all applications with electric circuits, including electric machines, circuit breakers and batteries, engineers can now save significant time with the new Electric Circuit Editor. Engineers can readily sketch sophisticated circuits with an easy-to-use and intuitive graphical interface, enhancing usability of the circuit model and saving valuable engineering time. This release further expands electromagnetic application coverage for electric machines with the introduction of a new excitation coil model, allowing the design of higher power density machines with closed coils such as those found in axial flux machines.

“Simcenter STAR-CCM+ continues to extend its capabilities to model the complexity of today’s products through integrated multiphysics CFD simulations,” continued Snyder. “These improvements enable users to leverage this increasing complexity as a competitive advantage to engineer innovation.” 

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