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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