The College of Engineering has a site license for StarCCM+, a single interface multidisciplinary simulation tool (single/multiphase flow, combustion, CHT, structural, particle) that contains CAD, geometry import/preparation/wrapping, meshing, visualization, and automation.

http://www.cd-adapco.com/products/star-ccm%C2%AE

PLATFORM

Windows Desktop computers and Linux

WHO CAN USE THE SOFTWARE

The Colelge of Engineering now has two liceneses for StarCCM+:

All systems in the College of Engineering by default use a minimalist license for light usage of StarCCM+.

If you plan on heavily using StarCCM+ (the minimalist license isn't enough) read the Power-on-Demand section below.

These license can be used for research and instruction. It can also be installed on student laptops.

Contact support@engr.oregonstate.edu for more info on personal copies.

Power-on-Demand License

Contact support@engr.oregonstate.edu and request acess for StarCCM+ 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 StarCCM+

How to set up a PoD license

  1. Login to steve.cd-adapco.com with the generated Siemens account 
  2. Mouse over "Products" and then "StarCCM+" and select "Licensing"
  3. Click on "Manage Keys"
  4. Click on the Green plus sign to create a new key
    1. Alias: Name your key
    2. Valid From: Set the date and time for when you will start using the key
    3. Expires on: Set the date and time for when the key will expire and you will need to make a new one
    4. Max Hours (optional): Either set a max number hours of credit that may be used with this key or select "Allow End of Credit"
  5. Add key

How to use PoD license

After you've set up a PoD license:

  1. Login to steve.cd-adapco.com with the generated Siemens account 
  2. Mouse over "Products" and then "StarCCM+" and select "Licensing"
  3. Click on "Manage Keys"
  4. Click on the PoD key you would like to use. In the pop up window - right click and copy the key
  5. Open StarCCM+
  6. Click on "File" in the top left menu bar
  7. Select either "New Simulation" or "Load Simulation"
  8. In the pop up window check the box for "Power on Demand" and make sure "Power Session" is checked also.
    1. Server: 1999@flex.cd-adapco.com
    2. Power-On-Demand Key: Paste your PoD key here

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

VIEW REALTIME LICENSING

StarCCM+ licneses currently in use: https://order.engr.oregonstate.edu/phplicensewatcher/details.php?listing=0&server=1

ACCESS TO SOFTWARE

Students and faculty with ENGINEERING Windows desktop computers can install STARCCM+ via "Software Center", found in the start menu. Linux users can find StarCCM+ in /usr/local/apps64.

ACCESS TO ONLINE USER PORTAL and SUPPORT

All help manuals, and support is done online via the company portal. You must make an account first.

Our license includes access to online resources including:

  • Access to training
  • Technical support
  • Knowledge base
  • Tutorials
  • User guide

Please contact academic-us@cd-adapco.com to get access to the user portal (Steve Portal). Provide your full name, academic email, department, and professor you work with. Once you get access take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Steve Portal, this will allow you access to:

  • Training
  • Knowledge base
  • Downloads (installation files and guides)
  • Documentation (user guide and tutorials)
  • Technical Support (my cases tab)

 TRAINING

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.