How do I view STAR-CCM+ using Virtual Reality (VR)?

Solid modeling and fluid simulation within STAR-CCM+ can be done in virtual reality. The steps below outline the workflow needed to visualize a fluid within VR. When all the steps have been completed, a STAR-CCM+ VR model will exist that allows the users to enter Virtual Reality, place "bubbles," and watch them flow with the fluid.

  • Start STAR-CCM+ v13.04 or higher, and open your SIM file.
  • Open the pre-created Scenes >> Scalar Scene 1 view.
  • Create 2 Derived Parts (A and B).

  • Resampled Volume
    Voxel Count : Snap to Part (select the Product.Part from your model)
    (You may want to expand the selection if you wish to see bubbles completely leave the area of interest)
  • Streamlines
    • Snap to Part : Velocity Inlet 1
    • Part U-Resolution = 25, Part V-Resolution = 25
    • Vector Field = Velocity

  • Within the Scene
    • Outline 1
      • (Property) Opacity = 0.5
      • (Property) Surface = True | Checked
      • Hide unwanted Parts
        • Parts >> Region >> (right-click) Hide
    • Scalar 1
      • Hide unwanted Parts (e.g. show Inlet and Floor)
      • Parts >> Region >> (right-click) Hide
    • Streamline Stream 1
      • Scalar Field >> Function = Velocity: Magnitude
      • Color Bar >> Visible = False | Unchecked
    • Vector 1
      • Parts = Resampled Volume
        This is required to see the “particle bubbles” within VR.
      • Vector Field >> Function = Velocity
      • Color Bar >> Visible = False | Unchecked

  • Right click Scalar Scene 1 >> Export 3D Visualization File.
  • Start the application STAR-CCM+VR, and open your file newly exported file.

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Article ID: 4994
Created
Mon 5/3/21 10:17 AM