CFD and its various uses

“Colour Picture” of the airflow around an F1 car. These pictures really mean a lot to an aerodynamics engineer, although this might seem like a beautiful “painting” for the layman

What is CFD?

CFD and Aerodynamics

  1. The cost associated (in terms of money as well as time) with traditional physical testing methods like wind tunnel testing
  2. It is simply impractical to make models of various parts, test them one by one and throw them away if optimization is not achieved
  3. All you need for testing models using CFD is a good PC.
  4. A lot of institutions and organizations might have little to no access to a proper wind tunnel facility.
CFD Simulation of an F1 car
CFD Analysis of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The blue region behind the building is called “wake,” a low-pressure region generated by the obstruction of fluid flow by a body

CFD and Powertrain

CFD Simulation of an internal combustion engine

Other CFD Applications

CFD simulation of Covid-19 spread in an AC room

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Official Formula SAE team of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.

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