CFD Gives Athletes a Competitive Edge

Over at Wired, Madhumita Venkataramanan writes that mechanical engineers at Sheffield Hallam University are using full CFD modeling to help triathletes be more competitive.

To build this visualisation, known as a computational fluid-dynamics model, Ranchordas’s body shape and geometry was captured with a robotic scanner. Next, his contours were put into a virtual wind-tunnel, where scientists played around with values such as wind velocity and direction. The model can then predict how air flows around his body.

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