Flow Around a Solar Vehicle(FASV)


Author: P. Schmitz, A. Kourta
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: Test the possibility of import a geometry file in preBFC from another CAD.
  • FASV.2: Construction of the mesh of the fluid domain around the real solar vehicle using PREBFC.
  • FASV.3: Determination of the suitable boundary conditions of the problem.
  • FASV.4: Computation of the flow due to the motion of the solar vehicle using FLUENT.
  • FASV.5: Determination of the subsequent drag coefficient.
  • Final material expected: Mesh of the real solar vehicle, Fluid flow and drag coefficient.
    Bibliography: Complete manual of FLUENT suite and previous tasks using FLUENT

    Week

    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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    DCSV.5

    *

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    Defence

    *

    Educational benefit: Use of Fluent for a real engineering problem


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