F1 in Schools is an international competition for student teams (aged 9-19) to design, analyze, build, and race CO2 jet-powered cars (dragsters). Beyond promoting Formula 1 (F1) to the next generation of fans, F1 in Schools aims to give a flavor of running an F1 team by exposing students to finance, marketing, and engineering. Of course the most exciting area (as in F1) is engineering, where students get to use state-of-the-art 3D CAD/CAM software to design and build their dragsters. Performance optimization through analysis of the dragster design is also encouraged, which inevitably leads to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
Cyclone separators are used in many industries to separate particles from a fluid, where the fluid is usually air or water. The types of particles vary widely, from wood chips to dust. You can find cyclones in a variety of places and industries.
Rotor blade design is a key element in determining the efficiency of a wind turbine. A crucial precursor to a final rotor blade design is to select one or more 2D airfoil sections to form a smooth blade profile. A wind tunnel study of a 2D airfoil (NACA 4415), typical of an airfoil used by wind turbine rotors, is compared with predictions made by our Panel Flow add-on.