SCULPTOR “ ...where complex CFD models become clay in your hands...
May 8, 2006
The attached Race Tech magazine article highlights the importance of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to
today’s racecar industry. But, the real story is about the ability of a world renown motorsport design company
to circumvent the traditional wind-tunnel-to-road approach and go straight from CFD-developed design to the
racetrack--with the help of Sculptor.
Sculptor is an interactive, real-time design deformation tool for CFD applications. While CFD has been
likened to a “virtual wind tunnel”, Sculptor is analogous to the “clay” used for shaping the desired
component being tested in the tunnel. Advantage CFD, owned by Honda F1 Racing Team, was so confident of
its capabilities, they asked to distribute the product in the European Union. The technology is drastically cutting
the man-hours involved in one of the most time-consuming aspects of CFD-based shape optimization: the re-
meshing of the simulation model.
Sculptor is currently able to effectively answer the recurring question of engineers: “How do I improve my
aerodynamic CFD designs--in the most cost-effective, timely manner?” Willem Toet, former Senior
Aerodynamicist for B.A.R. Honda, succinctly summed it up:
“Let’s Sculptor this.”
Anyone interested in further information about this revolutionary product should contact the individuals listed
Mark Landon, Ph.D.
Optimal Solutions Software, LLC
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