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Wind Tunnels and CFD

Posted April 9, 2009 at 09:41 by gocarts
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To many observers the rivalry between wind tunnels and CFD is a zero-sum game - as CFD matures it simply replaces wind tunnels. However, this is far from the truth. Often you'll find wind tunnels and CFD used together in a symbiotic process where one technique fills in knowledge gaps left by the other.


Boeing F/A-18 Hornet Wind Tunnel Model
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Lessons in CFD

Posted March 17, 2009 at 14:15 by gocarts

After an almost endless stream of success stories (at least according to CFD vendors), CFD recently came in for some implied (if not direct) criticism in two widely reported articles. Peering behind the headlines reveals important lessons in benchmarking and the use of CFD.


Centreline Downwash Generating Wing

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