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Make an Olympic CFD Splash on Your Computer Screen
Posted Tue June 29, 2004 @07:23AM
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News Celebrate the 2004 Summer Olympic Games and CFD’s advances in aiding the world of elite sport in performance enhancement and competitive advantage with Fluent Inc. Fluent Inc. has created a unique computer wallpaper with a split CFD/underwater image depicting the young American swimming prodigy, Michael Phelps.

Michael Phelps is aiming to emulate the unsurpassed feat of the 1972 US Olympian, Mark Spitz by bringing the US home at least 7 Gold medals in the Athens Swimming Pool. While doing this, Phelps will be wearing a Speedo Fastskin FSII swimsuit, designed in no small part by the use of the FLUENT CFD code. The FLUENT CFD code has been utilized extensively to carry out a huge range of hydrodynamic flow simulations around specific elite athletes. The split CFD/underwater image of Phelps used in the Wallpaper perfectly shows how contours of frictional drag on Phelps' body while he is in the glide position can be simulated to a lifelike resolution today. This is an exciting milestone in the development of applying CFD to real world competitive scenarios.

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