Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Will present a talk titled:
Computational Fluid Dynamics: Applications in Motorsports
Abstract: This presentation will give an overview of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and its applications in the motorsports industry. Exploring how CFD is used within the aerodynamics group at GM Motorsports for its NASCAR program, this presentation will cover the foundationsof CFD and delve intohow CFD aids the design and development of racecars. Using a case study, the complete design cycle will be deconstructed from a blank sheet to CAD design, CFD analysis, rapid prototyping, wind tunnel development, and finally the completed part that makes it on the racecar.
Date: April 22, 2022
Location: CAMP 176
Time: 11:00 am
Meeting ID: 943 3367 8632
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Bio: Colby Mazzuca is an avid motorsports enthusiast and aerodynamicist by training. At the intersection of his trade and passion are race cars. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Lewis and Clark College and a Master of Science degree in Motorsports Engineering from the University of Derby. From his time working with NASCAR cup series teams, he is an experienced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Engineer specializing in adjoint methods and shape optimization solutions. His latest project, AeroWorks, is a CFD consulting startup delivering expertise in external aerodynamics for various applications ranging from motorsports to the USA Olympic Luge Team sleds.