Generating Performance Improvements

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Generating Performance Improvements

Find out how multidisciplinary simulation and design exploration can help to solve the toughest challenges that the aerospace industry has to offer.


STAR-CCM+ is a multidisciplinary CFD tool that allows you to predict the outcome of design changes on the real world performance of a vehicle, including all of the physics that are liable influence it during its operational life.

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STAR-CCM+ is fully validated to handle multiple flow regimes, complex geometry and motion, allowing virtual testing of the aerodynamic behavior of the full vehicle, be it aircraft, rotorcraft, uav or spacecraft. The resulting design helps cut down on expensive prototype testing and brings a better aerodynamic design to the market faster.

STAR-CCM+ can help with innovative thermal management of the vehicle by simulating and optimizing the thermal performance of engine, avionics and weapons bay virtually before testing. With its ability to handle hundreds of parts, accurate Conjugate Heat Transfer (CHT) analysis and automated process, STAR-CCM+ helps maximize efficiency, reliability and durability, while minimizing material and manufacturing costs and time to market.

STAR-CCM+ is a single unified tool to model all aspects of aircraft icing: impingement, runback, heat transfer, accretion, and aerodynamics. The benefits include reduced simulation licensing cost, improved productivity with one tool, improved accuracy from coupling and safer designs tested and approved in a shorter time and reduced cost.

STAR-CCM+ helps deliver aircraft with improved passenger comfort and optimized cooling of electronics and systems on board. STAR-CCM+ allows full-scale design optimization of ECS including system and interior designs, aircraft modifications, thermal management of engines, cabin/cockpit ventilation, contaminant transport, ducting and avionics cooling. Meet the certification requirements and keep your aircraft light while maximizing cabin comfort with simulation of individual sub-systems or of the entire system together.

As the demand surges towards greater fuel efficiency, quieter aircrafts, lesser emissions and reduced cost/passenger seat/km, innovation is driving the propulsion systems design of today to deliver these results. Be it basic turbomachinery performance, combustion, rotor/stator interaction, plume analysis or erosion, the physics capabilities of STAR-CCM+ are well suited and validated to cover all these areas.