Altair’s New HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel Speeds Aerodynamics Simulation

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HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel helped LX Sim to develop an aerodynamic road cycling helmet.

Today Altair introduced HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel, a streamlined and high quality vertical application designed to improve wind tunnel simulation for the automotive industry. Designed with an intuitive, highly automated and streamlined workflow and user interface, HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel brings new levels of accuracy and speed in predicting a vehicle’s external aerodynamic performance.

HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel benchmarking tests demonstrate that Altair’s technology correlates exceptionally well with actual wind tunnel results,” said Altair Vice President of CFD Technology Dr. Farzin Shakib. “We anticipate that the ease, flexibility, accuracy and speed of HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel will make it very popular not only across the auto industry but also in other fields where external aerodynamic simulation is crucial, such as architectural design and construction and wind-turbine development.”

Central to the solution is the company’s AcuSolve CFD solver that enables HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel to predict the flow field and flow separation using steady-state and transient simulation for faster and more accurate results.

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