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Old 06-23-2009, 09:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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EcoModder member bondo is well known for his aerodynamic pickup bed cap, which he designed, builds, and sells himself. Recently he hit us over the head with another great aero design, this time a scale vehicle model he donated to the Ford Motor Company to help them pull through their current rough patch.As you can [...]Related posts:
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Woah! That's awesome!

It would be a wonderful thing if there was an inexpensive tool available to do aerodynamic analysis, that folks like us ecomodders could use? I'm working on a 3D CAD model of the 1937 Schlör "Pillbug", and I hope to come up with an variation that narrows the width, by keeping the enclosed front wheels but doing this with a pivoting (unsprung) housing.

I think this is another occasion to mention the idea of open source design and information.

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It would be a wonderful thing if there was an inexpensive tool available to do aerodynamic analysis, that folks like us ecomodders could use?
You could start looking here: Main Page -- CFD-Wiki, the free CFD reference

I don't know anything about the programs, just happened to run across the link when I was looking for something else...

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