Simcenter STAR-CCM+

Engineer innovation with CFD- focused multiphysics simulation

Simcenter Star CCM +

Simcenter STAR-CCM+

To accurately predict real-world performance of your product you need simulation tools that capture all of the physics that will influence its performance during its operational life, including those that cross the boundaries of traditional engineering disciplines. To improve your product you need to be able to predict how performance changes in response to multiple parametric design changes.

Simcenter STAR-CCM+ is a complete multiphysics solution for the simulation of products and designs operating under real-world conditions. Uniquely, Simcenter STAR-CCM+ brings automated design exploration and optimization to the simulation toolkit of every engineer, allowing you to efficiently explore the entire design space instead of focusing on single point design scenarios.

The additional insight gained by using Simcenter STAR-CCM+ to guide your design process ultimately leads to more innovative products that exceed customer expectations.

Fluid dynamics simulation

Simcenter provides industry leading computational fluid dynamics software allows you to simulate almost any engineering problem that involves the flow of liquids, gases (or a combination of both), together with all of the associated physics.

Battery Simulation

Digitally validate Li-ion cell design including geometrical cell specifications and cell performance. Extensive components of a battery cell are available, as well as a material database to support the user in its model development. See how our team made a battery simulation using STAR-CCM+


Couple to other simulation tools through dedicated interfaces, or an intuitive API. This enables the multi-physics simulations with different time scales ranging from microseconds to thousands of seconds, providing faster and more accurate analyses and shorter turnover times for development and assessment of complex designs

Design Exploration

Rather than just simulating a single operating point, explore how your product performs over the full range of operating conditions that it will face during its working life, and employ intelligent design exploration to discover better designs faster.

Electric Machines 

Comprehensive analytical models include all aspects of the design of electric machines, including thermal, electromagnetic and drive control. Of particular importance is the efficient utilization, and even elimination, of magnets. Our simulation tools are structured to give seamless design capability over the entire range of permanent-magnet machines and the alternatives including hybrid combinations and covers the entire range of power, voltage, and speed used in vehicle systems.



Simulate complex electrochemically-driven processes involving ion and electron exchange between fluid and solid phases. Simcenter STAR-CCM+ offers a general-purpose electrochemistry approach that allows you to simulate flow, energy, and electrochemistry together and open the door to real-world chemistry applications in 3D

Engine Simulation

Engine simulations involve moving components, multiphase flow, combustion and heat transfer. You no longer have to be an expert user to simulate internal combustion engines: using an application-specific workflow and simplified interface allows you to set up engine simulations quickly and easily. Expert users can use those simulations as the starting point for performing more complicated multiphysics engine simulations that exploit the full range of Simcenter STAR-CCM+ simulation capabilities.


Moving Objects

Problems that involve multiple moving and interacting components can be easily simulated using overset meshing, mesh morphing, or a combination of both. The moving mesh capabilities can also be used for parametric studies and for steady or unsteady simulations,  providing an easy way to reposition or replace objects to study multiple design configurations.


Computational rheology is used to model non-Newtonian or viscoelastic materials in industrial problems. The rheology solver accurately resolves the dominant physics of complex rheological material flow and helps predict their behavior.

Solid Mechanics

Almost all real-world engineering problems ultimately depend on the interaction between fluids and solid structures. Simcenter STAR-CCM+ offers both finite volume (FV)-based computational fluid dynamics and finite element (FE)-based computational solid mechanics (CSM) in an easy-to-use single integrated user interface. Using this approach you can solve static, quasi-static, and dynamic problems including those with nonlinear geometry and multiple parts using bonded and small sliding contacts.


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