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Topic Title: starcast
Topic Summary: Access and CD-adapco. Commercial casting simulation software
Created On: 2/7/2007 10:31 PM

 2/7/2007 10:31 PM

Cathy Rohrer

Posts: 584
Joined: 2/6/2007

Access and CD-adapco announce joint development of the new casting simulation software starcast, based on a comprehensive and fully coupled computational continuum mechanics approach. starcast provides a multiphase mould filling module – liquid, solid and gaseous - with the full range of computational fluid dynamics features of CD-adapco's flagship CFD code, STAR-CD: including conjugate heat transfer, a sharp resolution of the filling front, free-surface fragmentation, motion of trapped gas bubbles in melt, natural convection in melt and gas. Applications include:
• centrifugal investment casting
• gravity die casting
• automated gravity die casting
• counter pressure casting
• high-pressure die casting
starcast also exclusively provides an interface to the microstructure evolution Software MICRESS.

Citation: "starcast: New casting simulation software from Access and CD-adapco," Access Materials and Processes (Aachen) and CD-adapco (Nurnberg).

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