CFD is a crucial engineering strength at Red Bull Racing where over 80% of their aerodynamic design work is driven by CFD. CFD Team Leader, Nathan Sykes talks about where the challenges and achievements of his team using FieldView and automated CFD post-processing.
Red Bull Formula 1 – An elite team in Formula 1 Racing
After claiming the 2010 Formula 1 Constructor’s and Driver’s Championship and repeating the twin Title in 2011, the Red Bull’s are a favorite at every race they contest. The 2012 season is developing to be one of the most competitive in years and Red Bull F1 is always in the thick of it. 2012 is no different.
A team built upon great engineering and great driving brings the fastest cars on the track that were designed with heavy use of CFD and a model high-productivity workflow. We are proud of our association with the Red Bull team and all they have accomplished using FieldView for their CFD post-processing. Learn more about how high-productivity CFD using FieldView is helping Red Bull continue to stay on top!
Scale up: The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), running FieldView Parallel realizing a published 11.5x performance speedup for just twice the price of standard FieldView license.
Scale out: The F1 Red Bull Racing team recently added a 20-pack of batch-only licenses to their FieldView-based automated post-processing workflow.
Desktop Engineering published an article (Jan 2009) featuring the use of FieldView CFD post-processing in the development of a new aircraft concept in development by a small but creative team who’s simulation tools are allowing them to develop an aircraft using ingenuity, creativity, and readily available CFD simulation tools.
“…an automated process can produce simulations and results of more than 100 different design variations overnight.”- Koni Schafroth, CEO, Team SmartFish
Schafroth credits FieldView’s ease of use and visualization capabilities with providing the team an advantage in getting more information in less time.
“FieldView’s user interface is intuitive enough that I can go without using the tool for several weeks and then come back and pick up right where I left off using restart files with new or existing data.”
- Koni Schafroth, CEO, Team SmartFish
M.N.Godo, Ph.D. – FieldView Product Manager
Mixing processes are involved at some level in of nearly all chemical manufacturing processes and are fundamental to the successful operation of combustion-driven systems. Today, many CFD practitioners in the chemical process industry are able to use simulation to obtain detailed insight on the overall performance of their process equipment. However, it is still difficult to relate CFD data to the effective management and control of a particular process. In addition, the cost of production delays due to sudden, unexpected changes in product quality provide strong motivation to understand the impact and relevance of CFD studies that are focused on these areas.