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Rapid Meshing for CFD Simulations of Vehicle Aerodynamics
ISSN: 1946-3995, e-ISSN: 1946-4002
Published April 20, 2009 by SAE International in United States
Citation: Kanade, K., Khondge, A., Yavuz, I., Mandloi, P. et al., "Rapid Meshing for CFD Simulations of Vehicle Aerodynamics," SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars – Mech. Syst. 2(1):516-530, 2009, https://doi.org/10.4271/2009-01-0335.
To-date the primary challenge in conducting aerodynamic CFD simulations of actual vehicles with realistically complex geometry has been the construction of a computational mesh. The CAD-to-Mesh processes used to-date have been laborious, often requiring many weeks of engineering time. In this paper we present a new technique to greatly expedite the CAD-to-Mesh process. The fundamentals of this technique are discussed followed by case studies that show that this technique can reduce the engineering time required for the CAD-to-Mesh process to just a few hours.