Application of CFD in

Formula Student

and Formula SAE

 

About this workshop

Are you interested in the application of CFD in Formula Student and Formula SAE? Would you like to learn how to develop a car design using a revolutionary cloud-based simulation software?

Join our free Workshop and learn how to use the SimScale platform to test a Formula Student car design from scratch.

  • The workshop consists of 4 online webinar sessions and corresponding homework assignments to help you gain a deep understanding of the concepts of Computational Fluid Dynamics introduced. 
  • With a cloud-based approach, you only need a laptop and Internet access join the webinar sessions and perform the simulation exercises.
  • Learning is  based on an original CAD model designed and used by a competitive Formula Student team. Participants will be provided with the model as well as generic simulation templates which can be easily adapted to the own designs. 
  • Participants who submit all 4 homework assignments will receive a free Online Professional Training (value of 500€) and a certificate of participation. In addition, official teams can qualify for a free Professional subscription.

 

Presenting this workshop:

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  • Torbjörn Larsson, Former Head of CFD at Sauber, BMW, and Ferrari
  • Rene Hilhorst, Former Head of Aerodynamics at Toyota Motorsport
  • Nicolas Perrin, Former Head of Trackside Engineering at Manor F1
  • Milad Mafi, Academic Program Manager at SimScale

 

THE SCHEDULE

 

November

29


6:30 PM

INTRODUCTION TO AERODYNAMICS

Session one: November 29th– 6:30 P.M. CET

The first session will cover the Fundamentals of Aerodynamics. Participants will learn about boundary layer and airfoil theory and how to apply this knowledge to design wings. Following this, participants will perform their very first CFD optimization of a Formula Student rear wing.

December

6


6:30 PM

COMPLETE CAR AERODYNAMICS

Session two: December 6th – 6:30 P.M. CET

The second session will build on the knowledge acquired during the first session. Participants will learn about the fundamental concepts of Computational Fluid Dynamics and how to create a full car aerodynamics simulation.

December

13


6:30 PM

DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES

Session three: December 13th – 6:30 P.M. CET

During the third session, participants will learn how to develop the aerodynamics of their car based on CFD. We will highlight the best practices for aerodynamics development and perform a live demonstration of a design improvement with the aid of simulation.

December

19


6:30 PM

DESIGN PROCESS

Session four: December 19th – 6:30 P.M. CET

The final session will show the participants how to apply their new knowledge of aerodynamics and CFD to their own car design process. The focus will be very hands-on with topics like model cleanup and maintenance as well as CFD methodology and validation.

 

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Session Resources

INTRODUCTION TO AERODYNAMICS