CFD & Bloodhound SSC - The Aerodynamic Design of the World’s Fastest Car

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Technical lecture
24 October 2018 18:30 - 20:30
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You might have seen reports in the media about Bloodhound Programme Ltd, the company behind the Bloodhound SSC project, being placed into administration.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is a long-term supporter of the Bloodhound project, so naturally, we were extremely disappointed to hear this news and wish the Bloodhound team and the administrators every success in securing the necessary funding to ensure the project can continue.

We were heartened to see the announcement from Bloodhound’s Education team that their work will continue and, to show our support, would like to assure all ticket holders that the event will go ahead as planned. Dr. Evans' presentation is purely technical and will take the practical example of Bloodhound SSC to explain how CFD is used for cutting-edge applications. We are looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday the 24th of October.

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We organise events, arrange lectures on a wide range of subjects and promote mechanical engineering within society by supporting school and college events and lobbying the public and government.

The aerodynamic design of the world’s fastest car by Dr. Ben Evans
The Bloodhound SuperSonic Car, launched by Richard Noble and Andy Green in October 2008, is developed to set a new World Land Speed Record of 1,000 mph, increasing the current Land Speed Record (763 mph) by over 30%. This target presents the Bloodhound SSC team with massive scientific and engineering challenges, not least of which is how the car will stay attached to the ground at these speeds. The CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) research team at The College of Engineering at Swansea University has been working on answering these questions and predicting the overall aerodynamic behaviour of such a vehicle. 
This presentation will consider how these challenges have been overcome in and provide an update on the project progress including insight into the results from the ‘low speed’ runway trials that took place in Newquay in 2017.

Dr. Ben Evans profile
Dr. Evans studied Aerospace and Aerothermal Engineering at Jesus College, Cambridge graduating in 2004. He obtained a Ph.D. in CFD at Swansea University in October 2008, where he studied computational solutions to problems in the field of molecular gas dynamics.
His post-doctoral research focused on the development of unstructured mesh techniques for high-speed flows, with applications to the Bloodhound SSC. 
Since 2011, he has been working as a lecturer in Aerospace Engineering at Swansea University’s College of Engineering with research in high-speed flow modelling and aerodynamic optimisation methods.

18:15 Registration
18:30 Presentation
19:15 Q&A
19:30 Networking and Refreshments
20:30 Close


Dr Evans, a Jesus College Cambridge graduate, is working as a lecturer in Aerospace Engineering at Swansea University with research in high-speed flow modelling and aerodynamic optimisation methods.


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