Star-CCM+ is a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) program that can be used to accurately simulate real life scenarios in fluid dynamics.
Top 5% of the class will get a merit certificate. Course completion certificate will be provided to all students who complete the course. You will receive both e-verified and hard copy of your certificates.
The Drivaer is a 3D passenger car model that is heavily used to benchmark CFD codes. Researchers ar TUM have provided public access to the geometry along with detailed information on the wind tunnel setup. In this project, we will be performing an external flow analysis on this model.
The objective of this project is to perform external aerodynamic analysis on a detailed Boeing model. Cleaning up this model and setting up the flow analysis is not easy. Your productivity with Start CCM will increase quite a bit, after you finish this project.
This module discusses the fundamentals of CFD, its importance and applications in different fields.
In this section, we start with a brief outlook of STAR-CCM+. Then a quick introduction to the basics are provided. Finally we get to solve a basic problem right from the start till the end.
While bigger CAD systems( such as PTC Creo, SolidWorks, Siemens NX etc) allow you to create complex CAD, STAR-CCM+ has its own CAD system which can be used to design and develop models.
Here we learn how to prepare your CAD model so that it becomes suitable for CFD simulations. We get our hands dirty trying different repair options in STAR-CCM+
Realtime complex geometry contains millions of surface errors which cannot be fixed manually. STAR-CCM+ has the technology of Wrapping which gives a clean, water tight surface starting form a very dirty CAD.
Meshing is dividing your computational model into smaller chunks in which the equations are solved. This module exposes you about how to split your domain and getting a good surface mesh.
Volume meshing is the final step in the preparatory phase of your CFD simulation. We learn the different type of meshing, how to control the sizes etc.
How do we specify the speed of the car in our CFD simulations? What is the resistance due to the presence of Radiator, Charged Air cooler in my car? These are mentioned with boundary conditions.
This module teaches you how long to run your simulation, how to tweak the solvers if the simulation is not converging, etc. The following are discussed.
One of the biggest puzzles that scientists deal with is Turbulence. In this module, we learn which models to choose for performing external aerodynamic simulations.
In this section, we see how to calculate the drag and lift forces, to obtain numerical values of physical quantities etc.
A picture speaks thousand words. This module is all about getting cool images and animations. This is also about presenting and understanding the results in a better and easier way.