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CFD Vital for McLaren F1 team
Posted Sun March 24, 2002 @07:54PM
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Application CFD is playing an ever more vital role for the McLaren Formula 1 team. Their biggest CFD model involves the simulation of the airflow over every external aerodynamic surface of the whole car, including the wing mirrors.

The McLaren team utilizes two Sun Technical Compute Farm (Sun TCF) systems for their number-crunching power. With the Sun TCF systems, this can now be completed in just three days, a huge competitive advantage when compared to the several weeks that the analysis required in the past.

The practical advantage of this extra capability was dramatically illustrated last season when the all important front wing was completely re-designed, tested, manufactured and fitted to the car during a two-week interlude between Grand Prix races.

F1 is all about speed, not just speed on the track but also, increasingly, speed of development off the track,

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