Flow over the FSAE racing car

In this project, you will be setting up the cases for the FSAE racing car in Converge CFD software and then simulating them to analyse the drag force and the down force experienced by each component of the FSAE car.

  • Duration : 1 Month
  • Domain : MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING, MATERIALS ENGINEERING, AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING
  • Benefits : In this project, you will be setting up the cases for the FSAE racing car in Converge CFD software and then simulating them to analyse the drag force and the down force experienced by each component of the FSAE car.
  • Price : 30000
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What will you do in this project?

In this project, you will work on a FSAE racing car and run the simulation. You will do the following in this project,

  • Surface cleanup and creating a virtual wind tunnel
  • Calculate the 1st cell height near the wall using Y+ calculator
  • Setup and run case using Converge CFD software
  • Line plotting and visualizing the results in PARAVIEW.
  • Analyzing drag and down force on each component of the FSAE car

  • Understanding the concept of Y+ and Turbulence modeling
  • Learning different techniques to optimize the cell count
  • Running the simulation on multiple cores in command line window (CYGWIN)
  • Learning the concept of Weighted Average
  • Making use of MS - EXCEL or PYTHON coding to analyse drag and down force

Project Highlights

The project is an advanced level project
  • This project is great for undergraduate students (3rd & 4th year), M.Tech or MS students.
  • If you are a working professional, this project will be helpful to learn CFD for Aerodynamics applications.
Pre-requisites
  • Must be comfortable with CONVERGE.
  • Need basic background in CFD and Aerodynamics.
  • Need a basic knowledge on how to use command line window.
  • Need a basic knowledge of MS Excel.
Work with Multiple Tools
  • Work on Converge CFD software to setup the case.
  • Use command line window (CYGWIN) to run simulations.
  • Post process the results using PARAVIEW.
  • Use of MS - WORD or GOOGLE DOC to create a report.
  • Use MS - EXCEL or PYTHON coding for calculations.

Flow over the FSAE racing car

In this project, you will be cleaning up the geometry,  creating a virtual wind tunnel and setting up the case in Converge Studio by providing appropriate boundary conditions. Through this project, you will be getting a very good insight on the concepts of Turbulence modelling, Y+, calculating 1st cell height near the wall and also understand how to make use of Y+ calculator to calculate base grid size. You will get exposed to very strong features of fixed embedding, volume refinement, boundary layer generation which are really important as it gives user, a very good control on the cell count and cell count can easily be optimized using these features. You will either be making use MS - EXCEL or PYTHON coding to compare the drag and down force experienced by each component of the FSAE racing car. 

  • Surface cleanup and virtual wind tunnel creation
  • Setting up the cases for straight track and track having lot of turns.
  • Understanding the importance of boundary layer separation and it's effects.
  • MS - EXCEL or PYTHON coding for calculations
  • Looking to capture for the wake region and stagnation zones

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1How is this project going to help me?

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2Can I add this project in my resume?

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3What are the pre-requisites for this project?

  • A few premium projects might require a prior understanding of fundamental concepts
  • In such a case, you will be given access to appropriate learning materials to first learn those concepts before jumping to the project


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