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Old   July 11, 2014, 04:04
Default external aero simulation of the DrivAer car model
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Hi everybody!
I am picking up ConnClark's post from the 'Car aerodynamics' thread:

Move over Ahmed. There's a new reference in town. Its called DrivAer

more discussion about the models
even more discussion with an email to request the models in IGES or STEP format.
a paper with CD and other info

Let the openFoam case files begin to flow
I know that some work has been done already with OF and the DrivAer car model. However, I am just at the very beginning to simulate (steady-state and transient) the flow around the DrivAer model...

I think its good to have one thread specifically related to the DrivAer model, which in my opinion, will be the next standard benchmark test for external car aerodynamic simulation. I am happy to share my experience, questions etc here.

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Old   January 14, 2017, 12:35
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Hello Florian,

I was searching for a car geometry to simulate in Openfoam. I found the Drivaer model(.stl file) and I downloaded the model after submitting a request. I was going to use snappyHexmesh to simulate the flow.

But I got some sort of error when I tried to visualise the .stl file in Paraview before meshing it(I opened the body_closed file in the .stl zip file). Could you please help me out on how to use the Drivaer model in Openfoam?

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