CD-adapco adapts to life with Siemens as STAR-CCM+ forms part of Simcenter

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Simcenter has absorbed the CFD and shape optimisation tools from the CD-adapco portfolio

With the acquisition of CD-adapco by Siemens PLM now complete the simulation company’s STAR-CCM+ is the first element to form part of the Siemens Simcenter Portfolio.

Version 11.04 of its leading engineering simulation solution, aimed at empowering engineers to make critical design decisions quickly, offers new modeling capabilities, improved simulation workflows and reductions in overall time-to-solution.

However, the big news is its unveiling as part of Siemens PLM’s newly bolstered Simcenter toolset, with Jean-Claude Ercolanelli, CD-adapco senior VP of product management, stating: “Siemens is building a powerful suite of simulation and test solutions, which advance our mission to allow our customers to predict product performance earlier and more accurately throughout the entire product lifecycle.

“Our continued focus on purposeful releases, combined with the Simcenter portfolio, results in better performing and more innovative products.”

Within the release there is much to impress a wide range of industries, from expanded multiphase simulation for turbomachinery customers and applications such as pumps and wet gas compressors, to increased accuracy and faster time-to-solution for marine and oil and gas customers with a new wave forcing model, and automatic time-step adjustment for transient runs.


A claimed reduced time-to-solution for aerospace and ground transportation customers through a new steady-state fluid film simulation tool, when appropriate, can also be used for applications such as water management and aircraft icing scenarios.

The introduction of 3D Finite Element Electromagnetics sees the expansion of the STAR-CCM+ multiphysics platform to model electromagnetic problems for applications such as electric machines, transformers and plasma devices.