Computational Fluid Dynamics News

The front wing of a Formula 1 car is without doubt the most complex aerodynamic device in race car design. Its main function is to generate downforce and will typically contribute towards 25-40% (depending on car setup) of overall downforce levels. Since the aerodynamic downforce can exceed five times the weight of the car, the.. read more →

TotalSim have been involved at the highest level of aerodynamic development in cycling since we were founded, you could say it is in our DNA. As we have dug deeper we have had to evolve our tools and methods to suit our requirements.  Cycling aerodynamics is not as simple you might first think. When we.. read more →

24 Jun 2016
June 24, 2016

Video of the week.

Multiphase VOF simulation of a dam break over the TS logo. All solved in OpenFOAM**. **OpenFOAM® and OpenCFD® are registered trade marks of ESI. read more →

Frictional and Total Resistance calculation using CFD

TotalSim have recently been working in partnership with one of their support customers, Naval Architects Olesinski, on validation of TotalSim’s best practice for hull resistance prediction.   One area in particular that Olesinski were interested in was how well the frictional resistance was predicted by the solver. The NPL high speed hull series was chosen.. read more →

16 Jun 2016
June 16, 2016

The future of cycling aerodynamics.

TotalSim have been doing some internal R&D to push our methodology forward and provide our clients with the cutting edge needed to win.  This time for cycling applications where we can now model flow around a pedalling athlete. The extra insight this approach will provide us over steady state approaches or wind tunnel testing could be.. read more →