Automotive

Pulley blade shape optimization using Optimate+

Target is to design optimized blade shape on a pulley in order to cool down a rubber that drag a belt.

The blade shape designs are optimized using Optimate+ and  STAR-CCM+® 3D CAD model.

Parameters are defined and 100 simulations are launched in order to find the best design.

Steady simulations are performed with rotation, and the best design giving high heat transfer coefficient and high velocity is found.

Wiper HSQ performance for passenger cars using CFD

At high vehicle speeds, the wiper assembly can be lifted off from the windshield due to wiper aerodynamics thereby causing the underperformance of wiper function.

The future of supercar aerodynamics

Over the past year, we have seen first indications of what the next crop of hypercar designs will look like. Among these are the Koenigsegg Regera, the Aston Martin AM-RB 001 (designed by the legendary Adrian Newey) and the Nio EP9 fully electric supercar. What makes these interesting is their radically different aerodynamic design philosophies, which take advantage of packaging possibilities bestowed by new, partially or fully electric powertrain configurations.

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