CFD Model Analysis and Validation for a Formula SAE Racecar Public Deposited

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  • This project examines the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model used by Global Formula Racing (GFR) to simulate external aerodynamics for a Formula SAE racecar. It seeks to improve the accuracy of the existing model by changing mesh and physics model parameters. Accuracy of the model is quantified through comparison to physical experimental data. Mesh parameters studied include prism layer properties, wake refinement, and volumetric control use. Multiple turbulence models are compared, and sensitivity to initial conditions and boundary conditions is quantified. A recommended half-car mesh and physics model is produced, and recommendations for further development are added.
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