It’s been a really long time since my last post as I got a new job and didn’t find time to post anything interesting. Until recently, that I came across a with the ideal geometry for a CFD simulation; the Shelby GT350R Mustang.
As have no longer access to STAR-CCM+ student’s license, and considering myself an open-source advocate. I thought it was about time to come back to OpenFOAM, but I lack the computational resources to carry out large simulations. Cloud computing seems to be the solution. I’ve known the SimScale platform for quite some time —as you can see from some of my older posts—. I did not take advantage of the free community plan for carrying out my own projects until now, although can not consider this one entirely mine, as I was not involved in the creation of the CAD geometry used for the simulations.
Shelby GT350R CAD model
The car is the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang, introduced at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It is a more refined, hardcore and limited production version of the GT350; and of all the upgrades, the most interesting from the CFD standpoint is the aerodynamic package which in the R introduces a larger splitter and rear wing to help improve downforce.
Gorgeous, isn’t it?