Computational Fluid Dynamics
OverviewSTAR-Design is a basic CFD software program by CD-adapco that includes the functions needed to create the surface geometry that can be used in simulations in the more advanced software packages STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CD CFD. Using STAR-Design, fairly complex geometries can be created by combining the geometric primitives: sphere, block, cylinder, cone, torus, and prism using Boolean operations. This capability frees CFD engineers from having to rely on CAD engineers to build the surface geometry for a flow simulation with a CAD software package, at least for problems that have a reasonably simple geometry. Once a geometry is created, it can be exported in a variety of standard CAD surface file formats, which can be imported to define the surface geometry in most commercial CFD software.
Current TRACC ApplicationsTRACC applications for this software are the construction of surface geometry definition files for import into CFD simulation software.
Using STAR-Design@TRACCDetailed instructions for using STAR-Design on the TRACC cluster can be found on the TRACC Wiki — 〉 STAR-Design
STAR-Design@TRACC Training and Reference MaterialsTraining for STAR-Design is provided as part of STAR-CCM+ training offered in the spring and fall. An overview of the training course can be found HERE.
The following bridge deck can be constructed in less than a hour in STAR-Design, and the procedure for building it is part of the hands-on tutorials provided in TRACC's STAR-CCM+ CFD software training.
Instructions for accessing STAR-CCM+ documentation, including tutorials are in the TRACC Wiki at: Documentation.