Tag Archives: aerodyamics

Push-Button Design Optimization of a Race Car Front Wing

By using ModelCenter from Phoenix Integration as an integration platform, Pointwise to generate the meshes, and Altair’s AcuSolve to run the CFD calculations, push-button design optimization was achieved for the front wing of an F-1 car. In fact, the model-centric … Continue reading

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ORCA Surfboard Goes From CFD to the Waves

Do you remember our case study from a couple of years ago where our friends at CRAFT Tech used Pointwise as part of a tool chain to optimize the performance of a big wave surfboard? Well that surfboard, called ORCA, … Continue reading

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A Visit to SAE International’s 2018 World Congress Experience (WCX)

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International hosted their automotive-focused 2018 World Congress Experience (WCX) during 10-12 of April .  The conference was held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI—best known as the center of the U.S. automobile industry and home to … Continue reading

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I’m Quentin Lux and This Is How I Mesh

My name is Quentin and I am French guy from France. I have always been fascinated by aerodynamics. My first ambition as far as I remember was to become a Formula 1 aerodynamicist because I was amazed by the level … Continue reading

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I’m Carolyn Woeber and This Is How I Mesh

Over time, I’ve realized that I’m in this for the adventure.  I’m sure you are laughing at that, but it’s true.  Discovering and doing mesh generation for me has been one big adventure right from the beginning. I grew up … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of the Ideal Mesh

Approaches to discretizing models for physics-based simulation have matured considerably over the years with several meshing techniques from which to choose including: multi-block structured, overset, octree, advancing front, and so on. Each of these approaches has its benefits and drawbacks when comparing one with another. Convergence and solution accuracy are evaluated among three mesh configurations of an ONERA M6 wing to help determine whether there exist any advantages of using an unstructured mixed-cell meshing approach over other unstructured advancing front and multi-block structured options. Continue reading

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