CD-adapco’s STAR-CCM+ will have a direct link to Abaqus FEA, delivering two-way fluid-structure interaction. Using direct co-simulation coupling provides efficiency and reduced overhead associated with issues such as data transfer through file exchanges or use of external middleware software. This will make coupled fluid-structure-thermal calculations a regular part of the engineering design process.
CD-adapco’s partnership with SIMULIA also means that setting up and running the problem may all be done within the STAR-CCM+ environment with no need for writing scripts and input files or mapping data. Point STAR-CCM+ at the Abaqus job you want to run and press “Go.” The physics of both codes may be leveraged in coupled FSI with STAR-CCM+’s full range of available models, providing the ability to study coupled, single and multiphase flows, chemical reaction, and combustion as well as flow regimes from low speed to hypersonic. The options available in Abaqus are similarly broad, with coupled simulation supported for static stress/displacement, dynamics (implicit and explicit), heat transfer, temperature-displacement, thermal-electrical, and piezoelectric analysis.
The coupling between STAR-CCM+ and Abaqus brings the solution of a wide range of FSI problems within reach. In terms of both practicality and accuracy, co-simulation (in which both codes exchange data as they simultaneously run) is one way to tackle problems such as aerodynamic flutter, fluid induced bending, vortex induced vibration, and galloping.
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