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optimistx November 3, 2006 13:21

1. Is it possible to use Open
 
1. Is it possible to use Open Foam to calculate the drag of a given simple 3D object like a faired bike in this image

http://www.adventuresofgreg.com/HPVlog/photos/CFD1.JPG

(the image was assumably produced with Solidworks)
?

I intend to optimize the fairing to have as small drag as possible when a person is lying horizontally inside it. Some kind of 'virtual wind tunnel' would be ideal.

Open foam is not available for windows 2000 (?). Could you recommend a solution for Windows?

mattijs November 6, 2006 05:06

Certainly. There is a steady s
 
Certainly. There is a steady state incompressible solver simpleFoam which will do this.

You will have to do the mesh generation and optimisation yourself.

See http://www.cfd-online.com/cgi-bin/Op...=7303#POST7303
for a windows port.


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