CD-adapco has connected two leading simulation programs, SPEED and STAR-CCM+, to provide machine designers with the total machine design solution. It has combined the SPEED specialized design tool for motors, generators and alternators, with STAR-CCM+, a comprehensive heat transfer and thermal fluid flow program. Any machine design works on establishing a viable electro-magnetic design within a specific mechanical size and the machine’s thermal performance is critical to successful operation.
CD-adapco has developed a link using two files (*xGDF and *SBD) that seamlessly transfers design data between the SPEED and STAR-CCD+ programs. The combination of SPEED and STAR-CCM+ now provides both an electro-magnetic and flow thermal solution in a single co-joined package.