In the automotive sector aerodynamic analysis makes a significant contribution to enhance comfort, safety and efficiency. Nearly every part of the vehicle which is in contact with air, water, fuel, exhaust fumes, coolant solution, grease or hydraulic liquids can be included to a flow simulation. As a consequence of this brake systems, fuel systems, exhaust systems and cooling systems can be calculated numerically and further optimized.
Aerodynamics plays an important role in the automotive industry. The design of the vehicles as well as single components, for example the side mirror, can be analyzed and optimized. Through an analysis of the streams of cold and warm air in the in-cabin room a comfortable feeling for the passengers as well as good ventilation for the wind screen could be accomplished. The simulation of the underhood flow is very gainful because through the optimizations fuel and costs can be saved.
The use of computational fluid dynamics in the automotive engineering has a lot of advantages in comparison to conventional tests and test runs. The simulations are faster and cost-saving and the single simulations are, when produced, repeatable. Another advantage is, that the whole geometry can be analyzed in one simulation. Furthermore different parameters such as velocity, temperature and drag can be changed and in this way different conditions can be tested.
In this context we are working together with automotive industry partners in the fields of prototyping, serial product development and testing support services. We also have projects in the field of aeroacoustics, you find more details under the category acoustics.
We would like to provide you with CFD consultancy to show you the possibilities of a CFD analysis and which benefits and cost savings you can gain with specific regard to your company.
side mirror CFD simulation (Video)