Case Study: UTFR Uses ACTnowHPC to Run CFD Simulations to Optimize Bodywork for Formula SAE Car Design

Posted on September 19, 2022

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Toronto Formula SAE Racing Team partnered with Advanced Clustering to make use of the company’s on-demand HPC cloud solution, ACTnowHPC.

Andrija Stepanovic, Aerodynamics Lead for the team, said he joined the team two years ago and saw how the group’s approach to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has evolved.

“We have a big setback with covid-19 last year but we were able to implement an undertray for drag reduction. We did manage to manufacture it and get it on the car. We got the CFD data that showed performance increased significantly. All that’s left is validation.”

They saw a 20% performance increase in downforce with the undertray. Downforce is the aerodynamic force that our package is applying to the tires. It increases the grip of the tire without increasing the map of the tire.

Read the full case study here.

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