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That’s a wrap! One week and two different CFD events in the automotive world and Cadence participated and presented at both.
This year's AutoCFD event (aka 2nd Automotive CFD Prediction Workshop) was rich in results and analyses from all the contributors, punctuated by very interesting discussions with a wide audience of CFD engineers, aerodynamicists, academics, automotive OEMs, start-ups and software vendors.
For those who missed it, Olivier Thiry’s presentation on the two test cases (Windsor Body and DrivAer Notchback) is publicly available and ready for you to download now.
More details on this year's conference can be found here: https://autocfd.eng.ox.ac.uk/
A centerline cut through the DrivAer Notchback mesh used for the CFD simulations at AutoCFD-2.
Aerovehicles 4 (aka the 4th International Conference in Numerical and Experimental Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles and Trains) consisted of three days of presentations covering the state of the art in aerodynamic simulation for ground vehicles (including bicycles).
The Pointwise software was represented through a joint presentation with Paul Galpin of ISimQ describing an automatic, high-quality, mesh adaptation methodology for RANS solvers. A version of the TUM DrivAer geometry was used as a demonstration of the method. The computed drag coefficient compared favorably with published experimental and computational values.
Aerovehicles 5 is planned for 2023 in Poitiers, France and will be organized by Jacques Borée (ENSMA/Pprime).
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