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Old   March 12, 2009, 19:56
Default Brawn GP - F1 design
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Roger Moore
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Hello, looking at pictures of the new Brawn GP car there does not seem to be much CFD for shaping the wings or other part of the car. However the design seems brilliant: it is simple so it might be lighter and they will save fuel, tires and money. The air intake for the engine seems to be the principal feature. the objective might be robustness. what do you think?
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Old   March 13, 2009, 11:09
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Given that they have a fairly heavy weight SGI supercomputer costing an awful lot of money running OpenFoam I suspect CFD has played a part somewhere!
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Old   March 13, 2009, 13:51
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That was interesting news that I haven't heard before ... F1 teams running OpenFOAM. I've heard several automotive companies testing OpenFOAM, but I wasn't aware that also the F1 industry were OpenFOAM users. Do you know if OpenFOAM is the only code they use or is it just a complement to other commercial codes?
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