# STAR-CCM+, getting started

I’ve been granted a scholarship at the CMT in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). The CAE software I will be using for this project is STAR-CCM+ running on Linux, kubuntu to be more precise, because that is the OS I have currently installed in my laptop. Installing the software was quite easy.

Figure 1. Installation window in Linux.

The problem is making it run. First of all I had to install some additional libraries like lib64gcc to be able to run ./lmadmin, but then I got stuck at

./starccm+: 169: ./starenv: Syntax error: redirection unexpected

Well, while I try to figure out what’s causing that error in my laptop, I installed the Windows version in my PC under Windows 7. Both operating systems are 64 bit editions.

Update 1: I got rid of the Syntax error by changing the interpreter from #!/bin/sh to #!/bin/bash in the starccm+ and starenv script files.

Update 2: I also had to install some 64-bit specific libraries but finally got to start with the tutorial.

Figure 2. STAR-CCM+ with the contours of the scalar display for Mach number, finished solution.