Shell Eco Marathon - Aerodynamics course at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)

 

Shell Eco Marathon - Aerodynamics course at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)

For more information, visit https://www.airshaper.com https://www.ucla.edu/ https://www.shellecomarathon.com/ This lecture covers: Basics of aerodynamics: - laminar versus turbulent flow - pressure drag and friction drag - drag coefficients - Reynolds number - Boundary layers - Flow separation Basics of CFD (computational fluid dynamics) - Modelling - Meshing & discretization - Iteration Basics of wind tunnels: - Components (fan, diffuser, turning vanes, settling chamber, honey combs, screens, test section) - Blockage factor - Wall effects - Scaled model testing - Force measurements - PIV (particle image velocimetry) Discussion of the UCLA eco marathon design

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