Start Date

April 2021

Document Type

Poster Session

Department

Engineering

Faculty Mentor

Michael Davis, PhD

Keywords

Motor vehicle, Aerodynamics, CFD analysis

Abstract

This project consists of designing in SolidWorks a model of the performance/fuel economy diffuser. The design is modeled with an Ahmed body (recommended shape for CFD testing vehicles) and the diffuser will be applied to the bottom of the rear bumper of the car. After this is done the model will be imported into ANSYS for CFD testing. Testing entails importing the model, then creating a mesh around the model, and then setting up the program to run analysis for calculating the coefficient of drag. Then building this SolidWorks model as a full working prototype for actual road-testing purposes. With the results from road testing, theoretical calculations can be compared with actual results.

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Apr 30th, 12:00 AM

Sedan Performance/Economy Rear Diffuser

This project consists of designing in SolidWorks a model of the performance/fuel economy diffuser. The design is modeled with an Ahmed body (recommended shape for CFD testing vehicles) and the diffuser will be applied to the bottom of the rear bumper of the car. After this is done the model will be imported into ANSYS for CFD testing. Testing entails importing the model, then creating a mesh around the model, and then setting up the program to run analysis for calculating the coefficient of drag. Then building this SolidWorks model as a full working prototype for actual road-testing purposes. With the results from road testing, theoretical calculations can be compared with actual results.

 

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