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CD-adapco announce the release of STAR-CD V4

CD-adapco have announced the release of the latest version of theirflagship Computational Fluid Dynamics package, STAR-CD.

STAR-CD V4 brings new state-of-the-art solver technologyto the STAR-CD community, without compromising the advanced modeling and complex physics capabilities for which STAR-CD is the undisputedmarket leader. By using the latest polyhedron-based finite volume technology, STAR-CD V4 delivers significant benefits in speed, robustness and usability.

Benefits include:

  • Polyhedral cells: STAR-CD V4 is fully polyhedra-enabled.Polyhedral meshes are as easy to build as those of tetrahedra however, compared to tetrahedral meshes, polyhedral meshes are more accurate, use less memory, converge faster and require fewer cells inorder to obtain the same level of accuracy.
  • Improved Free Surface Analysis: STAR-CD V4 introduces state-ofthe-art free surface modeling, an improvement on the technology previously used extensively throughout the marine industry in COMET.
  • Extra Transient Options: Extending STAR-CD’s market leading transientcapabilities with the addition of a new solution algorithm andhigh-order discretisation scheme.
  • New Liquid Film model: Reinforcing STAR-CD’s leading spray modeling with this state-of-the-art liquid film implementation.
  • Memory management: STAR-CD V4 is fully 64 bit compatible and includes improved dynamic memory handling, further easing the solution of very large calculations.

Steve MacDonald explains that this release represents a payoff for CD-adapco’s decision to invest heavily in solver technology: "While other CFD vendors are content to simply build upon their existing aging software architectures, with STAR-CCM+ and now STAR-CD V4, we have achieved our aim of basing all of our solutions on the most advanced solver technology available.”

For more information on STAR-CD V4 or CD-adapco's other industry leading CAE products, please go to

CD-adapco is the leading global provider of full-spectrum engineering simulation (CAE) solutions for fluid flow, heat transfer and stress, with principal offices in New York, London and Yokohama and subsidiary offices across the world. STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+ provide the world’s most comprehensive CFD solutions, with the STAR-CAD series as an easy-to-use, CAD-embedded front door to the full spectrum of CD-adapco solutions, backed by 25 years of extensive experience in CAE consulting.

CD-adapco’s solutions are widely used across many industries, including automotive, aerospace, appliances, buildings, chemical process, electronics, environmental, marine, offshore structures, pharmaceuticals, power generation, rail, turbomachinery and specialized mechanical engineering applications.


Date: March 17, 2006