Need to predict or visualise the fluid flow through your product or system, to optimise design? 

STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CD provide the world’s most comprehensive Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solutions for analysts, with the STAR-CAD series also available as an easy-to-use, CAD-embedded solution for designers.

Speculate, Simulate, Innovate! 

CD-adapco has developed a unique and proven technology to simulate your products: Polyhedral cells are more accurate, fast, robust and efficient than any other tetrahedral mesh. Evaluate ‘what-if’ design scenarios, quickly and easily inside the CD-adapco range of CFD solutions. CFD equips you with the insight to deliver products to the market faster, while improving quality and bringing further innovation.

Business Benefits

  • Build knowledge to design better products and solutions.
  • Improve product understanding through flow visualisation.
  • Shorten development time through the use of virtual prototyping.
  • Develop performance curves to speed future development projects.

Who Could Benefit? 

  • Product designers
  • Plant and process engineers
  • Engineering managers
  • Structural engineers

Product Detail 

CD-adapco is the leading global provider of full-spectrum engineering simulation (CAE) solutions for fluid flow, heat transfer and stress. For in depth information on any of the products below please select the brochure links to the right or Contact Matrix.

STAR-CAD Moving fluid dynamics into the design process

The STAR-CAD Series has been specifically developed for designers and analysts to deliver non-complex CFD in an easy to use CAD-embedded environment. STAR-CAD enables engineers to manage flow and thermal problems from the comfort of their chosen CAD system providing a number of compelling benefits over the traditional simulation process:
  • Designers and analysts are not required to learn a specialist simulation package.
  • The simulation is directly associated with the geometry, enabling parametric “what-if” design evaluations.
  • Associativity with parametric CAD models allows easy modification of parts without the need to redefine units, materials or boundary conditions, saving time and improving productivity.
No other approach will get from CAD model to an accurate CFD solution more quickly or more reliably.

STAR-CCM+ The "next generation CFD solution"

STAR-CCM+ is a radically new CFD code that features the latest object-oriented methods and an ergonomically designed user interface. Solutions on polyhedral cells enable faster and more accurate solutions that any other of the world's legacy CFD codes.
From CAD to post-processing, STAR-CCM+ delivers the entire CFD process in a single integrated software environment. This unique approach brings unrivalled ease-of-use and automation to CAD preparation, meshing, model set-up and iterative design studies, enabling your Engineers to deliver better results, faster.

Innovations such as built-in surface-wrapping, advanced automated meshing (creating either polyhedral or predominantly hexahedral volume meshes) and the ability to “copy and paste” components between models have quickly established STAR-CCM+ with a reputation for producing high-quality results for the minimum in user effort. 

STAR-CD The most effective numerical methodologies

STAR-CD remains the world's most advanced CFD code and comes with both advanced pre-processing tools and is now enhanced by the inclusion of any one of the environments from the STAR-CAD Series.


STAR-CD uses state-of-the-art, proprietary numerical schemes to achieve the highest levels of accuracy in both steady and transient simulations, making this solver one of the least sensitive to mesh type and quality, including distorted tetrahedral meshes. Remarkably, this has been achieved without sacrificing efficiency or robustness. So, whatever the choice of mesh or engineering application, the STAR solver will provide the best solution in the shortest time.

Why Matrix?

With over 70 man-years of analysis experience across multiple industry sectors Matrix technical specialists can assist you to investigate the fluid flow in your product or system. Daily use of the software ensures that Matrix specialists can provide up to date support and advice for those acquiring the software and the expertise to solve your problems on consulting projects.

Customer Success

STAR-CD, STAR-CCM+ and the STAR-CAD Series are used in a wide range of applications across all industry sectors. Their capabilities are well established as the most comprehensive range of easy-to-use, full-spectrum CFD solutions on the market. Select 'Case Studies' in the right hand column to explore how CD-adapco's products are used in different industry sectors.  Contact us for local references.

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