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B7 Hi-SPEED HYBRID

Question asked by Filip Tejszerski on Jun 1, 2010
Latest reply on Mar 28, 2011 by Brandon Spires

This part-time project started over two years ago, just as an exercise to practice 3D modelling. The concept to be modelled was a design for a car inspired by aviation themes. The full story can be found here : http://www.local-motors.com/designProcessDet.php?c=4525

 

To cut to the chase - after modelling the design in Solidworks, I began experimenting with FlowXpress. Finding it to be extremely interesting I just had to get my hands on the full version of Flow Simulation and see how the B7 performed at its intended, albeit virtual, speed of 500km/h.

 

Thanks to Solidtec Australia I was able to play around with the software and generated some fascinating results.

See images below. There is also a video of the animated flow simulation results here  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIilEHSubmY

 

I am no aeronautical engineer, but can see how the design of the car body affects drag, turbulence and lift forces thanks to the visual nature of Flow Simulation results. What I would like to know though, is how to generate a coefficient of drag figure for the B7. Is it possible to do with this software?

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