The process of transferring the CAD data to CFD can be a time consuming matter with the process of meshing the model for CFD usage taking huge quantities of time. Red Bull have a partnership with ANSYS and use their Fluent package to run CFD allowing the team to use Immersed Boundary Methods (IBM) which takes a short cut to the production of the final CFD model. IBM fills the gaps from the CAD model with an accurate representation of the final structure allowing the designers to model and run more CAD/CFD projects in a short time frame. All of this would not be possible without the high performance computing platform that Red Bull have access to utilising Siemens NX software. The NX software covers CAD/CAE/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Engineering/Computer Aided Manufacturing). CAD allows the designer an environment in which to build a representation of the part. CAE allows the part to be virtually tested for vulnerability, testing it's capacity to take stress under load or vibration. CAM takes care of the manufacturing element of the part giving the information to a plethora of in house CNC machines that produce the parts.
2006 - RB2