CFD Visualization Helps DaimlerChrysler Return to NASCAR

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The aerodynamics team accelerated its work with computational fluid dynamics (CFD), advanced visualization, and scale-model wind-tunnel development to augment traditional full-scale wind-tunnel and on-track testing. This combination of processes has since become the standard for DaimlerChrysler race programs and commercial cars…..
This time, the development team used Computational Dynamics’ Star-CD software to conduct several multi-car simulations. Star-CD generated smaller model sizes and allowed for testing in steady-state mode, which provided faster solutions than in transient mode. The simulations ran on Silicon Graphics Origin 2000 supercomputers over 24 hours using eight CPUs.

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