Nektar++ for Automotive Geometries

James Slaughter (Imperial College London)

Automotive geometries pose significant challenges for any scale resolving CFD code. Industrial Reynolds Numbers and complex geometries mean significant large grids with equally small timesteps. We show the current state of the automotive pipeline, including the challenges and proposed solutions. The SAE Notchback body, an automotive bluff body, will be used to demonstrate the current pipeline. Further, we will outline rotational boundary conditions associated with wheels and the proposed use of Smoothed Profile Methods along with the effects of leading-edge noise on transition in a wing in ground effect and the implications this study has on wider automotive workflows using Nektar++.