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STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+ are computational fluid dynamics packages.

Category:  Engineering


Usage Notes
To show the software versions:
    module avail starcd
    module avail starccm

Loading the module will set the path and any necessary variables:
    module load starcd/version
    module load starccm/version

Note: STAR-CD users must also source an environment file after loading the module.
   source /util/academic/StarCD/_version_/etc/setstar
The '.' character can also be used in place of "source".

Additional Information
STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+ are licensed products and may not be available to all CCR users. Access is restricted. Contact ccr-help with inquiries regarding access to these software packages.

The STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+ graphical interfaces benefit from using the CCR's remote visualization node.

STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+ jobs can be launched in unattended "batch" mode. Example SLURM scripts are available on the CCR front-end at:
    /util/academic/slurm-scripts/slurm-star-cd  (for users of STAR-CD)
    /util/academic/slurm-scripts/slurm-starccm-single-node (for users of STAR-CCM+ running in parallel on a single node)
    /util/academic/slurm-scripts/slurm-starccm-multi-node (for users of STAR-CCM+ running in parallel on multiple nodes)

An example STAR-CCM+ model is available on the CCR front-end at:

An example STAR-CD model is also available on the CCR front-end at:

STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+ manuals are available on the CCR front-end in pdf format and may be viewed using xpdf. The location of the manuals is stored into an environment variable ($STARCD_PDF_DOCS or $STARCCM_PDF_DOCS) when a module is loaded. To list the available files use:
        find $STARCD_PDF_DOCS -name "*.pdf"
        ls $STARCCM_PDF_DOCS/*.pdf

Running in Parallel From the StarCCM+ GUI

Instructions for loading and running a StarCCM simulation in parallel from within the StarCCM+ GUI may be found here.


Did You Know?

CD-adapco hosts an annual users conference  for their line of products, including STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+.

Cluster Computing for COMSOL and More!

March 6, 2015: COMSOL and UB CCR hosted a computer modeling workshop focusing on COMSOL and other commercial engineering solvers. The workshop included instructions for using the UB CCR cluster to accelerate a variety of engineering codes, including COMSOL, ABAQUS, LSDYNA, ANSYS/CFX, STARCD, and STARCCM+. Click here to download the presentation.