The College of Engineering has a site license for STAR-CCM+, a single interface multidisciplinary simulation tool (single/multiphase flow, combustion, CHT, structural, particle) that contains CAD, geometry import/preparation/wrapping, meshing, visualization, and automation.
Windows Desktop computers and Linux.
The College of Engineering now has two licenses for STAR-CCM+:
All systems in the College of Engineering by default use a minimalist license for light usage of STAR-CCM+.
If you plan on heavily using STAR-CCM+ (the minimalist license isn't enough) read the Power-on-Demand section below.
This license can be used for instruction. For research or installation on personal laptops or desktops please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact email@example.com and request access for STAR-CCM+ Power-on-Demand License
COE Support will generate a Siemens account for you.
You will use this account to generate a Power-on-Demand license to use with STAR-CCM+
Add the following command line options:
Example: starccm+ -server -licpath firstname.lastname@example.org -power -podkey o9CXoABQmdGVB7Yv95B2krVyFYQ -load Full_Path_To_SIM_File
STAR-CCM+ licenses currently in use: https://order.engr.oregonstate.edu/phplicensewatcher/details.php?listing=0&server=1
Students and faculty with ENGINEERING Windows desktop computers can install STAR-CCM+ via "Software Center", found in the start menu. Linux users can find STAR-CCM+ in /usr/local/apps64.
All help manuals, and support is done online via the company portal.
An account is required to use the support resources - contact email@example.com to get a Siemens account if you don't have one already.
Our license includes access to online resources including:
Through STAR Academy training in the Steve Portal, users can go through e-learning courses on STAR-CCM+ fundamentals, multiphase flow, heat transfer, and optimization on demand and can complete these courses at their own pace. This interactive system is fully narrated, includes simulation demonstrations, quizzes, and more! STAR-Lab is a live in-person training exercise that follows completion of STAR-CCM+ e-learning modules. STAR-Lab is intended to provide a controlled environment for engineers new to STAR-CCM+ to practice what they have learned, as well as to expand their understanding of problem solving using STAR-CCM+. The exercises for STAR-Lab Day will include CAD creation, surface import and repair, boundary assignment, meshing set up, physics model selection, report creation, and post processing for a range of geometries. See our calendar for scheduled virtual STAR-Lab days. Please contact me if you would like to attend a session and have fulled completed each section of the STAR-CCM+ foundation e-learning course. An outline of the e-learning courses are shown below, for more information please go to the training tab in steve.cd-adapco.com. If you do not have access to steve.cd-adapco.com let me know and I will enable this for you. To access the e-learning courses please go to the steve.cd-adapco.com portal, click the training tab, and click training for academics. From here you can view the free training courses or pay $30 for access to all e-learning courses for 1 year.
Self-paced e-Learning Modules
|Basic Overview of Computational Fluid Dynamics||1 Module|
|STAR-CCM+ Introduction||10 Modules|
|Heat Transfer Fundamentals||6 Modules|
|Eulerian Multiphase Flows||4 Modules|
|HEEDS MDO Introduction||15 Modules|
|3D-CAD Fundamentals with Optimate||3 Modules|
Knowledge Base And Documentation
The knowledge base includes an extensive array of FAQ's, a Video Library, and other self-help resources. To help you get started, we have created a video that shows how you can use the Steve Portal to debug and/or solve a typical CFD issue. The documentation contains both the user guide and tutorials. The STAR-CCM+ User Guide contains ~14,000 pages of very detailed information. The tutorials have been specifically designed to provide new users with step-by-step instructions for a variety of applications, physics, and other topics such as automation and optimization. The tutorials are accessible in both the steve portal and in the STAR-CCM+ interface under Help.
Help with PoD Licenses
Check out this video tutorial on how to set up and use a PoD license: https://thesteveportal.plm.automation.siemens.com/articles/en_US/Video/How-to-set-up-and-use-Power-on-Demand-licensing
Warning: This video requires login for steveportal to be viewed