Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2021.1 Out Now

Company to host virtual launch event of Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2021.1 on March 9, live on LinkedIn.

Company to host virtual launch event of Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2021.1 on March 9, live on LinkedIn.

With Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2021.1 Siemens Digital Industries Software introduces new features to help design better products, faster and with greater confidence, Siemens says.

Increased Insight into Turbomachine Performance

3D analysis of a turbomachine offers deep insight into local flow features to assess its performance. With Average Solution Visualization, you can now circumferentially average the flow solution to better visualize macroscopic features such as hub or shroud separation so that you can readily identify issues in the flow path and ensure the intended performance is achieved.

Another data analysis tool is the blade-to-blade view. With Section Flattening, project a complex 3D blade-to-blade solution to a flattened 2D view. This helps understand performance, visualize flow behavior and ensures consistent comparisons between designs.

Faster Approach to Compressor Performance

Gain insights into turbomachine activity with the new Siemens software release. Image courtesy of Siemens Digital Industries Software.

When characterizing compressor performance, it's often necessary to change the outlet boundary condition type when the operating point moves from choke to surge. The Corrected Mass Flow Outlet BC is a single boundary condition that can now be used to accurately predict all points along the compressor speedline, saving time and resulting in a more uniform resolution of points.

Open Simulation Files Without a License

Design engineers need to ensure consistency in their simulation setup across operating points and design variants. In this release, open simulation files in read-only mode without consuming a license, giving greater ability to check the setup, make comparisons and leverage best practices across many simulations.

Quickly Predict Performance of Design Variants  

Tolerances can make or break manufacturing processes and need to be considered early in the design process. With Surrogate Models in Design Manager, predict the performance of thousands of variants either locally around your 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 your simulation team.

Reduce Setup Time for Electromagnetic Simulations

Electromagnetic simulations require the specification of an electric circuit which can be time consuming. With the new Electric Circuit Editor, you can readily sketch sophisticated circuits with an easy-to-use and intuitive graphical interface, enhancing usability of the Circuit Model and saving time. This tool is beneficial for all applications with circuits including electric machines, circuit breakers and batteries.

Design Higher Power Density Electric Machines

In this release, we continue to expand the application coverage for electric machines with the introduction of a new vector method to specify the current direction when using the Finite Element Excitation Coil Model. This approach does not require the presence of any boundary, greatly improving the usability of the Excitation Coil Model and enabling the simulation of closed coils such as those found in axial flux machines.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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