Simcenter STAR-CCM+

Discover better designs, faster!


Predicting the real-world performance of a product requires simulation tools that span a variety of engineering disciplines. Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™ is a CFD-focused multi-physics code that delivers accurate and efficient multidisciplinary technologies in a single integrated user interface.

In order to design better products, engineers need to predict the consequence of any design changes on the real-world performance of their product, for better or for worse. Historically those predictions came from hand calculations or from the experimental testing of physical prototypes. Today, engineering simulation offers comprehensive predictions that are usually more accurate and almost always less expensive than experimental testing. Deployed effectively, these can be used to improve a design through multiple iterations. Ultimately this results in higher quality and more robust products that better fulfil customer expectations. Unlike other methods, engineering simulation also offers the benefit of exploring the performance of a product over the full range of operating conditions that it is likely to face in its working life, rather than just at a handful of carefully chosen design points.

No matter how “realistic” your simulation is, the data it provides is useless if it does not influence the final design of your product. For simulation to be a useful tool in the engineering design process, predictions must be delivered on time, every time. This is only possible when the simulation process is a robust and automated one. Once an engineer has invested in the creation of a multi-disciplinary simulation model, that model should be easily redeployable to investigate a full range of design configurations and operating scenarios, with little or no manual effort from the engineer. Used effectively, engineering simulation consistently delivers a high return on investment (ROI). However, traditional engineering simulation licensing schemes can make the transition from an experimentalist’s mindset of “testing just a few design points” to “investigating the whole design space” prohibitively expensive. Innovative licensing schemes such as Power Sessions (giving you unlimited cores for a fixed price), Power-on-Demand (enabling you to run on the cloud) and Power Tokens (giving you unprecedented flexibility and facilitating design exploration) render the cost of using engineering simulation affordable.

Oliver Ryan

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Oliver Ryan
MSc HSLU/FHZ in Engineering

Simcenter STAR-CCM+ Demo License

Get started with a free and non-binding 20h Power-on-Demand license for STAR-CCM+


Live Webinar - Simcenter STAR-CCM+

Analyse complex practical problems and guide your design with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and multiphysics simulations


STAR-CCM+ offers an efficient and simple to use workflow which allows one to manage complex problems effectively. Powerful meshing algorithms create high-quality meshes and reduce solutions times. Run-time post-processing allows evaluation of simulation quality and plausibility efficiently and helps to identify potential design problems sooner.


AeroFEM offers a 3-day Basic Training for STAR-CCM+. Contact us for more information.

3 Days
19 - 21 October 2022


Simcenter STAR-CCM+ Version 2021.3

Top new features and enhancements for this release are:

  • Improved battery electro-thermal analysis workflow
  • Meshfree DEM
  • Anisotropic near wall meshing
  • Parallel core advancing layer mesher
  • CGNS workflow improvements
  • Lighthill wave model
  • Eigenvalue analysis for normal modes in solid mechanics
  • Circumferentially averaged profile plots
  • Xcelerator Share
  • Smaller .simh files through compression

Simcenter STAR-CCM+ Version 2020.3

Top new features and enhancements for this release are:

  • Scale-Resolving Hybrid turbulence model
  • VOF to Lagrangian transition
  • Adjoint based topology optimization
  • 3D-CAD Visualization speedup
  • Asynchronous post-processing in Design Manager
  • Mixture Multiphase - Large Scale Interface Model
  • FE Excitation coil model for EMAG
  • Liquid Film for Simcenter STAR-CCM+ In-Cylinder
  • Validation of Simulation Operations
  • gPROMS multizonal coupling


Here you can find downloadable STAR-CCM+ brochures