Research Experiences for Undergraduates
in Automotive Technologies
Automotive Flow Simulation
Numerical flow simulation has become an important tool for the
design and optimization of automotive components. In particular,
the combination of advanced flow computation tools and modern
approaches of sensitivity analysis are promising with respect to an
improvement of the industrial design process.
The objective of the present project is the investigation of a
typical automotive flow situation concerning the influence of
characteristic problem parameters on the flow behavior and
functionality of the component. The study will be carried out by
the combined use of computational fluid dynamics software and automatic
differentiation tools for sensitivity analysis. The project is a
cooperative work of two students, one working at Virginia Tech,
the other working at TU Darmstadt.
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