Virtual Wind Tunnel

Calculation of aerodynamic forces for design optimization

Improve aerodynamic efficiency and validate the performance of your design thanks to our virtual wind tunnel. Access industry 4.0 thanks to our automated simulation application for external aerodynamic studies.
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The calculation of aerodynamic forces makes it possible to determine the performance of both vehicles and systems that use some fluid as a working medium, even before they are manufactured. Being able to visualize the behavior of the air allows us to adapt the geometry to our needs and improve the performance in search of greater aerodynamic efficiency.

Online Wind Tunnel Simulator

Thanks to the digitization of the industry, today it is possible to model any aerodynamic phenomenon through computational fluid simulation on a computer. Allowing us to reproduce real vehicle validation tests during early design phases.

There are many advantages of simulating a full-scale wind tunnel in a purely digital environment. The ability to validate different design proposals and their impact on vehicle performance, before being manufactured, gives us versatility and a huge reduction in production costs. Which ends up translating into an increase in the final quality of the product.

Aerodynamic Coefficients

Aerodynamic coefficients are dimensionless values ​​that allow other parameters of interest to be calculated, such as drag or aerodynamic lift forces. They can be associated with an entire vehicle, as well as with certain specific aerodynamic elements. In any case, they allow us to determine the aerodynamic efficiency based on the desired performance. The most used aerodynamic coefficients are lift and drag.

Lift Coefficient

In the case of needing to raise a vehicle or, on the contrary, keep it on the ground at high velocities, we will focus on the lift coefficient. This parameter will allow us to obtain the vertical forces necessary to lift a certain payload or stay on the road when taking curves at too much speed.

contornos de velocidad tunel de viento

Speed ​​Contours

Resistance Coefficient

When we seek to reduce the opposition of the air to the advance, we will work with the coefficient of drag. By reducing this value we will be able to reduce consumption or increase the maximum speed in vehicles. This drag is determined mainly by pressure forces and turbulent effects.

contornos de turbulencia tunel de viento

Turbulence contours

Visualize the behavior of the air

In addition to being able to quantify the aerodynamic forces that are acting on the vehicle, CFD simulation offers the possibility of visualizing the fluid field. This allows us to understand the behavior of air and the effect that the geometry of any body has on it. Working in the simulation environment makes it possible to understand phenomena that would otherwise be difficult to detect with the naked eye. The possibility of drawing current lines that indicate the path followed by the air greatly improves the analysis capacity of technicians and designers.
Thanks to the use of fluid simulation as a design tool, it is possible to characterize the values ​​of aerodynamic lift, drag or aerodynamic performance. All this from a digital environment that allows you to reduce manufacturing times and costs. From Symula we offer you our simulation platform in the cloud so that you can achieve your goals in terms of aerodynamic efficiency. Either reduce consumption in vehicles or improve the aerodynamic performance of systems or equipment.