STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+ are computational fluid dynamics packages.

Category:  Engineering

Availability: These are licensed products and may not be available to all CCR users. Access is restricted. Contact ccr-help with inquiries regarding access to these software packages.


Usage Notes
To show the software versions:
    module avail starcd
    module avail starccm

Loading the module will set the path and any necessary variables:
    module load starcd/version
    module load starccm/version

Note: STAR-CD users must also source an environment file after loading the module.
   source /util/academic/StarCD/_version_/etc/setstar
The '.' character can also be used in place of "source".

Additional Information

The COMSOL graphical interface benefits from using CCR's remote visualization nodes in the OnDemand portal.  More details about remote visualization in OnDemand can be found in this KB article.

STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+ jobs can be launched in unattended "batch" mode. Example SLURM scripts are available on the CCR front-end at:
    /util/academic/slurm-scripts/slurm-star-cd  (for users of STAR-CD)
    /util/academic/slurm-scripts/slurm-starccm-single-node (for users of STAR-CCM+ running in parallel on a single node)
    /util/academic/slurm-scripts/slurm-starccm-multi-node (for users of STAR-CCM+ running in parallel on multiple nodes)

An example STAR-CCM+ model is available on the CCR front-end at:

An example STAR-CD model is also available on the CCR front-end at:

STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+ manuals are available on the CCR front-end in pdf format and may be viewed using xpdf. The location of the manuals is stored into an environment variable ($STARCD_PDF_DOCS or $STARCCM_PDF_DOCS) when a module is loaded. To list the available files use:
        find $STARCD_PDF_DOCS -name "*.pdf"
        ls $STARCCM_PDF_DOCS/*.pdf

Running in Parallel From the StarCCM+ GUI

Instructions for loading and running a StarCCM simulation in parallel from within the StarCCM+ GUI may be found in the attachment below.