Simcenter Fluids and Thermal solution domain: What’s new?

By Estelle Calohard, Simon Fischer, Peter Doughty and Stephan Gross

Explore how you can leverage computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for an endless range of applications including external aerodynamics, multiphase and reacting flows, electronics cooling, and many more. Look into the most recent release highlights of Simcenter Fluids and Thermal solutions.

Our solution domain includes the following software Simcenter STAR-CCM+, Simcenter FLOEFD, Simcenter Flotherm & Simcenter Flotherm XT, Simcenter Culgi. New enhancements are aimed at helping you:

Model the complexity of strongly coupled fluid-structure interaction

Model the complexity

Simcenter Fluids and Thermal solutions allow you to model the complexity all the way from material behavior to the fluid mechanics and the thermal performance of products. We provide you with a range of solutions to help you model the right physics, at the right time, for the right application. This includes coverage for a broad range of physics including flow, thermal, acoustic, motion, structures, and much more.

To model the complexity, the latest releases of Simcenter Fluids and Thermal solutions offer many more capabilities:

Model the complexity with Simcenter Fluids & Thermal
  • Run faster, more accurate industrial axial turbomachine simulations 
  • Tackle highly dynamic fluid loads leading to large solid deformations
  • Get detailed 3D insights into battery cell performance quickly 
  • Model any atom type with a Universal Force Field, be it organic, inorganic, or both
  • Leverage a material map for fast and accurate modeling of material variations in PCBs and complex IC packages
  • Leverage embeddable BCI-ROM technology – secure, shareable IC package reduced order models for 3D CFD
  • Quickly and easily model PCB thermal vias
  • Improve PCB reflow oven thermal process simulation
  • Explore structural analysis enhancements including handling complex geometry easily
MoleculeGenerator Simcenter Culgi

Explore the possibilities

Through a systematic and intelligent exploration of the design space, start to gain tremendous value from the models -discover new designs, optimize for performance, and improve robustness from within your CFD software environment -all in a fraction of the time it would take without these methods.

Benefit from the latest Simcenter Fluids and Thermal releases to:

Explore the possibilities with Simcenter Fluids & Thermal
  • Create Reduced Order Models from CFD design exploration studies in a few clicks
  • Design and screen new molecules quickly, and easily with the Molecular generator
  • Adopt automation: an improved API to accelerate electronics cooling simulation processes
Go faster with more GPU hardware options

Go faster

For your company to be competitive, you need to find a way to go faster despite products complexity and the need to extensively explore the design space for innovative solutions. Simcenter Fluids and Thermal solutions enable you to accelerate every step of your simulation workflow and hence turn complexity into a competitive advantage.

Explore more highlights of the latest releases of Simcenter Fluids and Thermal to go faster:

Go faster with Simcenter Fluids & Thermal
  • Go faster with access to a wider range of hardware for GPU-native acceleration
  • Quickly automate sophisticated simulation workflows with Stages and the Automation node
  • Leverage Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) simulations’ potential with fully automatic parametrization 
  • Improve computational efficiency through optimized code parallelization
  • Accelerate CFD meshing for convergent, faceted, and STL geometries
  • Use Smart PCB thermal modeling for high fidelity and speed
SPH technology in Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2402

Stay integrated

As product development has become increasingly complex, there are more opportunities for misalignment between teams. Balancing trade-offs between performances is therefore important but it can only be achieved by having everyone aligned. Staying integrated means having a digital thread that connects all relevant stakeholders, models, and data.

With the latest releases of Simcenter Fluids and Thermal products, we continue to extend the seamless connection to other engineering solution domains.

Stay integrated with Simcenter Fluids & Thermal
  • Leverage Smoothed-Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) integration into Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 
  • Optimize cabin design via fully integrated industry-standard passenger comfort assessment
  • Export Package Creator thermal models straight to Simcenter Flotherm

These are just a few of the many new exciting features in the Simcenter Fluids and Thermal solution domain. Learn more about those and further new capabilities in the latest product release blog articles:

Leave a Reply

This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at