Browse Publications Technical Papers 2009-01-1162
2009-04-20

The Appropriate Use of CFD in the Automotive Design Process 2009-01-1162

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations have the potential to provide highly-resolved representations of the complete flow field around a vehicle. However, this comes at a cost: even with substantial computing resources it is not practical to match the throughput of conventional wind-tunnels.
One way of redressing this is to extract the maximum value from each simulation. This paper explores a structured approach to this task, illustrating it with examples from Jaguar Land Rover programmes. It shows, through the example of the Jaguar XF programme that a combination of simulation and relatively simple full-scale wind-tunnel testing, can deliver competitive aerodynamic performance.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
We also recommend:
TECHNICAL PAPER

CFD Study Concerning the Influence of the Underbody Components on Total Drag for a SUV

2009-01-1157

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

The Effect of Boundary and Geometry Simplification on the Numerical Simulation of Front-End Cooling

980395

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Application of 3D Inverse Design Based Multi-Objective Optimization of Axial Cooling Fan with Large Tip Gap

2014-01-0415

View Details

X