The design of the world’s fastest car, BLOODHOUND SSC - an engineering adventure

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Technical lecture
14 March 2017 18:00 - 21:00
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The BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car, launched by Richard Noble and Andy Green in October 2008 is set to take the Land Speed Record into a whole new speed regime.  The team, including researchers from   Swansea University at its heart, plans to take a manned vehicle to 1000mph by  2018, increasing the current Land Speed Record (763mph) by over 30%.  This   target presents the team with massive scientific and engineering challenges, not least of which being how the car will stay attached to the ground at these   speeds.  The CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) research team at The   College of Engineering 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 designing BLOODHOUND SSC and what has been   learnt about the use of CFD in the industrial design cycle

This will be a joint lecture with South Wales Materials Association, IOM3 and other local institutions.

This lecture forms part of our programme for National Science & Engineering Week.

Buffet From: 6.15pm (Room B001) Engineering Central

Lecture Start: 7.00pm (Room B004) Engineering Central

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Dr. Ben Evans, Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering, Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering, Swansea University


Swansea University
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