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Lluis Vazquez Vilamajo

Rally Cars in Wind Tunnels

Lluis Vazquez VilamajoLluis Vazquez Vilamajo12/22/2020

Aerodynamics aren't just for Formula 1 - More & more, they are becoming the key factor for a good Rally Car. This blog details how they have been tested in the wind tunnel over the past years.

Jelle Van Weert

Pickup Truck Aerodynamics

Jelle Van WeertJelle Van Weert12/8/2020

The WLTP emissions regulations are putting tremendous pressure on pickup trucks and addons designed for them. This blog details how innovative aerodynamic design can help comply with regulations.

Nicolas Berberoff Naval

Airspeeder - The Electric Flying Car Racing Series

Nicolas Berberoff NavalNicolas Berberoff Naval11/24/2020

High-speed Octocopters with looks inspired by F1 cars from the 50s and virtual force fields to enbale real racing!

Sheetalkumar Patil

Rickshaw Aerodynamics - Drag at 15 m/s

Sheetalkumar PatilSheetalkumar Patil11/10/2020

The iconic Rickshaw. Designed last century, it has proven its worthiness. But as even this icon faces electrification, demands on aerodynamic efficiency and range are getting ever more serious.

Yann Le Fraillec

Decathlon explains - Using 3D scanning & simulations to design aerodynamic helmets

Yann Le FraillecYann Le Fraillec10/27/2020

In cycling, aerodynamics are key: every mili-Newton of air resistance matters. So here's how Decathlon uses 3D scanning techniques and simulations to make drastic aerodynamic improvements!

Vincent Keromnes

Volkswagen Golf Aerodynamics - How to cut emissions even further

Vincent KeromnesVincent Keromnes10/15/2020

The Volkswagen Golf is an automotive icon. Let's look at how they have improved the aerodynamics over the years, and what the future could hold in store!

Nicolas Berberoff Naval

Big Wave Surfing - Simulating Ian Walsh's Ride

Nicolas Berberoff NavalNicolas Berberoff Naval10/8/2020

Surfing is an extremely dynamic sport, with biomechanics, aerodynamics & hydrodynamics coming together. Check out how Red Bull Performance Center and Falcon Pursuit helped improve Ian Walsh's ride through simulations!

Nicolas Berberoff Naval

Specialized - How to Design Aerodynamic Road Bikes

Nicolas Berberoff NavalNicolas Berberoff Naval10/1/2020

Aerodynamics at Specialized - In an interview with Mio Suzuki, aerodynamics expert at Specialized, we learn how they combine simulations, wind tunnel and road tests to make their road bikes ever more aerodynamic

Lucas Marchesini

Formula Air Grand Prix - Racing in the Sky

Lucas MarchesiniLucas Marchesini9/24/2020

The Formula Air Grand Prix is a racing series in the sky created to advance Urban Air Mobility technology. Novel propeller, aerodynamics & drivetrain tech will make their way into aviation!

Nicolas Berberoff Naval

Formula One Aerodynamics - An Interview with Dominic Harlow

Nicolas Berberoff NavalNicolas Berberoff Naval9/10/2020

Aerodynamics are a key element in the development & performance of Formula One cars. In this interview, Dominic Harlow describes his experience in F1 and how aerodynamics blend with other goals & limits on the car.

Nicolas Berberoff Naval

Sailing Yacht Aerodynamics & Hydrodynamics

Nicolas Berberoff NavalNicolas Berberoff Naval9/3/2020

Sail design & hull design used to be a fairly split business. But with the advent of foiling, the aerodynamics & hydrodynamics of sails & hull are increasingly working in harmony!

Benjamin Rembold

3D Flow Measurement in the Wind Tunnel - A Formula Student Case Study

Benjamin RemboldBenjamin Rembold8/27/2020

Visualizing the flow in a wind tunnel is a challenge. Using a state-of-the-art 3D measurement probe, the Academic Motorsports Club Zurich uncovered and improved the airflow around their eiger race car.

Lluis Vazquez Vilamajo

Transforming Rally Car Aerodynamics - The Mitsubishi Lancer WRC04

Lluis Vazquez VilamajoLluis Vazquez Vilamajo8/20/2020

Aerodynamics aren't just for Formula 1 - More & more, they are becoming the key factor for a good Rally Car. This blog details the pioneering aero work performed on the Mitsubishi WRC04

Koen Beyers

Formula E - Aero Mapping & Battery Tech

Koen BeyersKoen Beyers8/13/2020

Dallara provides a ready-made chassis & bodywork for all teams in Formula E. But there is still plenty of room for technological innovation to make the car more competitive!

Nicolas Berberoff Naval

Interview with Red Bull High Performance - Aerodynamics in Sports

Nicolas Berberoff NavalNicolas Berberoff Naval8/7/2020

Per Lundstam works at the Red Bull High Performance Center. He details how they blend aerodynamic technology with training to increase athlete performance at Red Bull.

Wouter Remmerie

Aerodynamic Innovation in Times of COVID-19 - How to stay healthy in the long term without burning your cash

Wouter RemmerieWouter Remmerie7/31/2020

Aerodynamics are often a crucial factor for the performance & competitiveness of products. So how can you keep aerodynamic development at a high pace when budgets are cut?

Wouter Remmerie

Why AirShaper - Complementing the Big Boys - Ansys Fluent, Siemens StarCCM+, Exa PowerFlow and others

Wouter RemmerieWouter Remmerie7/24/2020

CFD Software packages come in many different sizes, prices and performance. Using the right one at the right time can greatly speed up the design process!

Dr. Rainer Buffo

Looking beyond the Tesla Semi - The Betterflow Future Truck 2032 Concept

Dr. Rainer BuffoDr. Rainer Buffo7/17/2020

Tesla has opened up the race for the most aerodynamic heavy-duty truck. Betterflow shares its vision on truck design innovation by 2032.

Vincent Keromnes

Benchmarking the Tesla Model Y - Different Ways to Analyse the Aerodynamics

Vincent KeromnesVincent Keromnes7/10/2020

The Tesla Model Y es extremely streamlined - In this blog post, we'll see how the physical wind tunnel and the virtual wind tunnel complement each other - using 3D scan data of the real car!

Wouter Remmerie

World's First Certified Autonomous Cargo Aircraft - How a group of passionate aviation specialists is developing the first autonomous cargo plane.

Wouter RemmerieWouter Remmerie7/3/2020

After having developed their own plane, CFD Consultants are now pushing ahead with an autonomous cargo version of their UF230. In this article, they describe the different simulation methods they applied to optimize the aerodynamic efficiency of the aircraft.

Wouter Remmerie

Building a Career in Aerodynamics - From learning CFD to wind tunnel testing to feeling the physics to landing a job

Wouter RemmerieWouter Remmerie6/26/2020

Building a career in aerodynamics, whether it is in racing, aviation, sports or other, is not easy. In this blog post, we provide you with tips on how to get started

Laurent Bohez

High-Tech Classic Motorsport - Building High-Performance Race Cars with an Iconic Shape

Laurent BohezLaurent Bohez6/19/2020

A race car with the gorgeous looks of a 60ies racer and the tech of a modern supercar! Romance meets engineering is this blog post by Laurent Bohez.

Wouter Remmerie

Passion For Aerodynamics - The AirShaper blog about anything related to airflow!

Wouter RemmerieWouter Remmerie6/12/2020

This blog is all about Passion for Aerodynamics - We discuss anything related to external airflow, including racecar performance, wind loads on buildings and beyond. And we're not the only ones with a passion for aerodynamics - anyone with a Passion for Aerodynamics is welcome to submit a blog post for review!

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