The client-server architecture of STAR-CCM+ allows multiple users to collaborate on a simulation set-up. The effectiveness of collaboration with this architecture is tested and evaluated on five models. The testing of these models is a start to finish set-up of an entire simulation excluding computational time for generating mesh and solving the solution. The different models have distinct differences which test every operation that would be used in a general CFD simulation. These tests focus on reducing the time spent preparing the geometry to be meshed, including setting up for a conformal mesh between multiple regions in conjugate heat transfer models. Results from these five tests show a maximum speed up of 36%.
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Engineering
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Webster, Kasey Johnson, "Using STAR-CCM+ to Evaluate Multi-User Collaboration in CFD" (2015). All Theses and Dissertations. 6094.
computational fluid dynamics, collaboration, meshing, geometry preparation, integrated CAD and analysis, pre-processing, computer aided engineering