Developing at the Extreme

Developing at the Extreme

When developing aerodynamics in CFD, we need to be testing our designs in the flow conditions that we might expect in reality.  The further our test deviates from real life, the less likely it will be that our performance gains will be realised. Over the years that...
Preparing Geometry for CFD

Preparing Geometry for CFD

No matter what CFD platform you are using, you will undoubtedly have to make CAD geometry ready for use in a simulation.  This guide details what is involved in preparing the geometry for bramble. For bramble, CAD needs to be turned into a triangulated mesh format...
How to Run an Aero-Map in CFD

How to Run an Aero-Map in CFD

After a competitive edge in your race-car aerodynamic setup? Building a lap-simulation?  Or wanting to understand how your vehicle’s performance varies in real world conditions?  Then an aero-map is an invaluable tool in your engineering arsenal. An aero-map provides...
The 64/4 Rule

The 64/4 Rule

In a recent article we covered how we went about migrating from a commercial CFD software package to OpenFOAM.  After discussing this further with a colleague, another interesting bit of learning came up – the Pareto Principle, otherwise know as the 80/20 rule....