Guest blog by ECU-Racing on how the team uses CFD simulation to drive aerodynamic design improvements, explaining how CFD simulation results provide help identify problematic aspects such as flow separation, undesirable flow structures, and poor use of flow energy which can then lead to new ideas which can be tested in CFD to improve the overall flow around the car.
Q&A with Douglas Weber-Steinhaus from Ansys to learn about his experiences working with ETNZ in Auckland in the leadup to the 2021 America's Cup (which starts next week!)
Monash Motorsport has been designing Formula Student cars with wings and diffusers for many years, but this process has been fast-tracked through greater automation of Ansys CFD simulations to help the team gather more simulation data points & generate a comprehensive aero map to analyse the impact of changes in vehicle roll, yaw, steer and ride height.
Highlights from the official launch of ETNZ's Boat 1 "Te Aihe" including insights from the sailors and CEO about the development of their AC75 class foiling monohull, along with early footage of their first foil during first day's sailing.
In cricket, reverse swing bowling is much talked-about but often misunderstood. Conditions in the much anticipated 2019 Ashes cricket series between Australia and England are expected to be conducive to reverse-swing bowling. Let's use some CFD examples to help better understand the science of reverse-swing bowling.
RMIT Racing explains how both their combustion and electric F-SAE teams have decided to employ the use of Augmented Reality (AR) with technical support from LEAP for their 2018 campaigns, including an impressive visualisation of the aerodynamics of the R17c vehicle.
The world’s best solar car teams are driving into Adelaide today, 4-5 days after they started their journey in Darwin, and 2+ years after commencing their initial planning and engineering design following the 2015 competition. Congratulations to all the teams - read more about the simulation work done by committed student teams in the lead-up to this pioneering race.
We are pleased to announce that long term partners of LEAP Australia, Monash Motorsport, have achieved a very respectable fifth place overall in the 2014 Formula Student Competition at Silverstone in the UK. Among the awards presented at the competition was one for the best use of virtual methods to achieve vehicle targets which was won...
Issue 1 of ANSYS Advantage magazine places the spotlight on the academic use of CFD and other ANSYS software. Part of this issue is dedicated to student engineering competitions where students have the chance to use real-world engineering methods and tools such as CFD to design cutting-edge products, including race cars (FSAE) and solar passenger vehicles...