Star CCM+


Solving real-world problems with CFD

Optimize Designs with Unmatched Insight

Simcenter Star-CCM+
Simcenter Star-CCM+ (by Siemens) is a cost-effective computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation tool that TotalSim expertly leverages to help companies bring their products to market faster, at lower cost, and with optimized design. Our Star-CCM+ consulting services are hands-on. We conduct simulations and provide analysis that enables our customers to explore designs digitally through detailed, accurate CFD simulation and design space exploration.

When you partner with TotalSim for Star-CCM+ consulting, our engineers expertly conduct simulations tailored to your project using the wide-ranging capabilities of the Siemens software. This helps you:

  • Find hidden flaws and optimize early in the design process
  • Discover the root cause of underperforming components and rectify design issues
  • Access simulation reporting to measure efficiency and functionality of design components
  • Group key components into one simulation scenario prior to or in place of physical testing
  • Apply Star-CCM+ Design Exploration Tools to make better design decisions faster

While TotalSim is solver-agnostic, promoting free and open-source when possible, we believe in using the best tools for the job. Simcenter Star-CCM+ is an excellent solver to have in your toolkit, and we have deep expertise in it along with nearly all of today’s best solvers, including OpenFOAM®, Fluent®, FUN3D, CFD++® and more.

Proprietary Star-CCM+ Workflows. Expertly Tailored to Your Needs

While the Star-CCM+ general purpose GUI workflow can accurately and rapidly simulate problems, it takes finesse and expertise to adapt and deploy the software to the unique needs of each customer. TotalSim expertly incorporates the best of Star-CCM+’s functionality into elegant, customer-tailored workflows.

Our computational toolset is developed in-house, delivering tailored, rapid and accurate solutions to maximize delivery to our customers. Our growing service mix includes:

  • External and Internal Fluid Flows
  • Heat Transfer and Cooling Particle Tracking
  • Multi-phase Flow
  • Industrial Process Flows
  • Noise and Acoustics
  • California Air Resources Board (CARB) CFD Testing
  • CAE Automation—pre- and post-processing of data
  • Custom Software Development
  • Software Refactoring
  • Web-Based Applications
  • Industry-focused CFD simulation and CFD data management
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Physical Testing – wind tunnel and bench testing

Because we invest in high-value simulation tools like Simcenter Star-CCM+ (and the experts who know how to use them), you don’t have to. Our automated workflows and repeatable, proven processes eliminate errors, save time and money, and optimize design so that you can get to market ahead of the competition.

Comprehensive Application Templates to Meet Your Needs

Compressible Fluid Flows

Application Templates

  • Subsonic
  • Transonic
  • Anisotropic Flow
  • Hypersonic
  • Harmonic Balance
  • Aerodynamic


Incompressible Flows

Application Templates

  • Steady Flow
  • Anisotropic Flow
  • Porous Resistance
  • Generalized Newtonian Fluid
  • Viscoelastic Flow
  • Material Calibration
  • Film Casting


Heat Transfer & Radiation

Application Templates

  • Conjugate Heat Transfer
  • Multi-Timescale Conjugate Heat Transfer
  • Transient-transient Multi-Timescale Conjugate Heat Transfer
  • Multi-Part Solid
  • Natural Convection
  • Electronics Cooling Toolset: Graphics Card Cooling
  • Dual Stream Heat Exchanger: Car Radiator
  • Surface-to-Surface Radiation: Thermal Insulator
  • Multiband Surface-to-Surface Radiation: Solar Collector
  • Surface Photon Monte Carlo Radiation: Headlamp
  • Thermal Comfort Wizard: Single


Multiphase Flows

Application Templates

  • Volume of Fluid
  • Lagrangian Particle Tracing
  • Eulerian Phases
  • Fluid Film
  • Dispersed Multiphase
  • Mixture Multiphase
  • Hybrid Multiphase
  • Viscous Multiphase


Particle Tracing

Application Templates

  • DEM Particles in a Conveyor
  • DEM Particles Settling
  • Cylindrical Particles in a Rotating Drum
  • Arbitrary Shaped Particles : DEM Polyhedra
  • Meshfree DEM: Excavator



Application Templates

  • Moving Reference Frame for Rotating Fan
  • Rigid Body Motion
  • Dynamic Fluid Body Interaction
  • Marine Templates
  • Hull
  • Rudder
  • Propeller Open Water
  • Self Propulsion
  • Helicopter Rotor/Fuselage Interaction
  • Boundary Motion
  • Rotary Lobe Pump
  • Paint Dipping of a Chassis
  • Gerotor Pump


Reacting Flow

Application Templates

  • Complex Chemistry
  • Spray Combustion
  • Flamelet Generated Manifold
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Reacting Channels
  • Coal Combustion
  • Fire & Smoke Propagation Templates


Solid Stress

Application Templates

  • Linear Stress
  • Plane Stress
  • Hyper-elastic Stress: Heart Valves
  • Normal Modes for Wind Turbine Blade
  • Conjugate Heat Transfer and Thermal Stress
  • Fluid Structure Interaction
    • FSI for Vibration
    • FSI for Prescribed Solid Motion
    • FSI and 6-DOF
    • FSI with Opening and Closing Flow paths



Application Templates

  • Broad Band Models: Noise from a Cylinder
  • Noise from a Cylinder (Unsteady)
  • Sound Propagation
  • Signal Post-Processing
  • Acoustic Wave Modelling
  • Convective Wave in HVAC Duct
  • Acoustic Suppression Zone


Application Templates

  • Ohmic Heating for Domestic Fuse
  • Axial Flux Motor
  • Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Electronic Speedometer
  • Electric Circuits


Application Templates

  • Electroplating
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
  • Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

Battery Simulation

Application Templates

  • Electro-Thermal Modeling: Battery Pack Cooling
  • Battery Simulation Module: Cell Thermal Analysis
  • Cylindrical Cells: Cell Thermal Analysis
  • Li-Ion Battery Cell Model: Cell Electrochemistry Analysis


Design Exploration Tools

Application Templates

  • Java Macros for automation
  • Adjoint Shape Optimization
  • Pareto Optimization
  • Part-Replacement
  • Surrogates, Response Surface Models (RSM)
  • Adjoint Topology Optimization
  • Volume Rendering
  • Data Focus
  • Simulation History
  • Field Histories
  • Screenplay Animation
  • Advanced Rendering

Coupling with CAE Codes

Application Templates

  • Simcenter STAR-CCM+ to Simcenter STAR-CCM+ Coupling:
    • Simcenter Amesim Co-Simulation: 1D Coupling
    • Simcenter Nastran Co-Simulation:
      • FMU Co-Simulation: Temperature Controller
      • Abaqus File-Based Coupling
      • Abaqus Co-Simulation: Thermal Coupling
      • Abaqus Co-Simulation: Mechanical Coupling
      • gPROMS File Export: Spray Dryer
      • GT-SUITE Co-Simulation: 1D Coupling
      • Co-Simulation API: Spindle Valve
      • CGNS File Import: Str

Simcenter StarCCM+ In-Cylinder

Application Templates

  • Gasoline Engine: Motored
  • Gasoline Engine: Charge Motion
  • Gasoline Engine: ECFM-3Z Combustion
  • Diesel Engine: Closed-Cycle Sector Model

Simcenter StarCCM+ Wizards For Special Applications

Application Templates

  • Fire and Smoke Wizard
    • Fire regions and sources
    • Soot sources
    • Velocity inlet boundaries for ventilation
    • Fire doors
    • Heat and smoke detectors
  • Thermal Comfort Wizard
    • Passenger characteristics—height, clothing resistance, and metabolic rate
    • Relative humidity
    • Insulating effects of the vehicle walls
    • Radiation and convection for the dashboard and other surfaces exposed to the vehicle powertrain
    • Air recirculation, which uses the air humidity to evaluate the energy loads on the air conditioning system.
  • Simcenter STAR-CCM+ E-Machines Performance Workflow
    • Import electric machine designs into Simcenter STAR-CCM+ for further analysis. For example, you can compute the 3D magnetic fluxes within the electric machine or set up a thermal analysis
    • Supported machine types include:
      • Brushless permanent magnets
      • Wound-field AC synchronous machines
  • The IDF (Intermediate Data Format) Import Wizard – Read circuit boards and electronic components files and build the circuit board in 3D-CAD
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