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Using Optimate and STAR-CCM+ to #BringTheCupHome

Land Rover BAR are on a quest to Bring The Cup Home; a challenge to win the 35th America's Cup from the Defenders and bring it home to Britain where it all started in 1851. In the push to develop the fastest foiling, flying multihull, the latest cutting edge technology must be used. This includes using Optimate to run many different STAR-CCM+® simulations to drive the design towards an optimum set up for a range of conditions.

Ice accretion aerodynamics simulation

The engineering problem is the estimation of the ice mass on an aircraft during critical flight conditions. The study has been focused on the ice accretion phenomenon on an airfoil in different weather conditions involving different ice shapes and different aerodynamics impacts.

Test exploration

MBDA Systems are subjected to very high dynamic loadings under severe environments (temperature, humidity, vibration,…).

The aim was to assess the feasibility of the use of a cold spray torch to reproduce a unsteady pressure template representative of our applications.

Relevant test conditions are based on STAR-CCM+® multi variable analysis.

Comparison between simulations and measurements for different unsteady pressure sensor technologies has allowed to validate STAR-CCM+ modeling.

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