Use of CFD simulations to improve aerodynamic efficiency is focus of Webinar hosted by Tecplot, Pointwise and Stanford.
April 5, 8 AM Pacific Daylight Time
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Chasing the sun 3000km across the Australian Outback is a challenge, and doing it in a solar powered vehicle is an even bigger challenge. But every two years teams from around the world converge on Darwin, Australia, to make the journey to Adelaide in the solar powered cars they have engineered specifically for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.
The Stanford Solar Car Project, a student-run organization, has been designing and building solar cars since 1989 and arrives in Darwin every two years with a stunning new vehicle.
With the aerodynamics of the vehicle playing a critical role in its performance, the Stanford Solar Car Project team developed a repeatable simulation driven design framework consisting of Pointwise for rapid hybrid grid generation, Stanford’s open-source CFD code (SU2) to run the CFD simulations, and Tecplot 360 EX to post-process and interpret the results.
Attendees of this webinar will learn about the framework that enabled the Stanford team to analyze over 40 design iterations in detail and make informed engineering decisions, which improved the aerodynamic efficiency of the final design.
- Stanford Solar Car Project history and the engineering design challenges faced.
- Generation of repeatable, high quality, hybrid viscous meshes using T-Rex with Pointwise.
- The setup of SU2 for solving the incompressible RANS equations and computing surface sensitivities for design.
- How to extract, interpret and learn from SU2 solution information using Tecplot 360 EX.
Pre-registration is required to attend this free-of-charge webinar »