Flow Around a Solar Vehicle(FASV)


Objective:
This task aims to determine the drag coefficient Cx of a solar vehicle developed for the next World Solar Challenge in Australia
Duration and Staff: 4 weeks + defence. For 1 couple of students.
Schedule:
  • FASV.1: Construction of the mesh of the fluid domain around the real solar vehicle using PREBFC, refering to a Fax copy of a drawing at scale.
  • FASV.2: Determination of the suitable boundary conditions of the problem.
  • FASV.3: Computation of the flow due to the motion of the solar vehicle using FLUENT.
  • FASV.4: Determination of the subsequent drag coefficient.
  • Final material : Mesh of the solar vehicle but without any consistent results because of the difficulties we had to obtain the real geometry.

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    Week 1

    Week 2

    Week 3

    Week 4

    FASV.1

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    FASV.2

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    FASV.3

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    FASV.4

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    Educational benefit: Use of Fluent for a real engineering problem


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