1st Automotive CFD Prediction Workshop

1st Automotive CFD Prediction Workshop

About the Workshop

The main objective of the 1st Automotive CFD Prediction Workshop is to assess the predictive capability of CFD codes for road-cars geometries. Through mandatory geometry, boundary conditions and computational grids the aim is to provide practical modelling guidelines to the automotive community e.g best-practice turbulence modelling, meshing, numerical schemes. In addition we want to bring the automotive CFD community (both academia and industry) together to discuss future directions. In this first year we will focus on external aerodynamics but future workshops will include cooling, aeroacoustics, multi-phase and other elements.

This first workshop will be held on the 11-12th December 2019 in Oxford at St Anne's College. Computing the test-cases is not required to attend the workshop but we strongly encourage everyone to consider submitting results. Three test-cases will be studied; SAE Notchback geometry, DrivAer Fastback and DrivAer Estate vehicle which are described fully in the test-cases section. Meshes have been created for all cases in major grid formats i.e OpenFOAM, STAR-CCM+, Fluent, CGNS in addition to geometry and surface meshes.

Participants who submit results will be automatically allocated a 15 minute presentation slot however those who wish to present relevant material (i.e wind-tunnel campaign of the DrivAer model) without computing the test-cases should send a single-page 500 word abstract to neil.ashton@eng.ox.ac.uk by September 9th 2019.

There will be a workshop fee of £250 (£200 for PhD students) for the two-day event including tea/coffee breaks and a three course meal on the 11th in the Randolph hotel. Accommodation is available at St Anne's for £82 per night (including breakfast) and due to space limitations there is a maximum limit of 100 people to attend the workshop. You can register for the workshop and accommodation here.

If you wish to submit results please complete the intention to participate form below and you will assigned a unique number.

For those submitting results we require final results to be submitted no later than **November 25th 2019** to allow time to draw some common conclusions and cross-plotting. Please see the test-cases section for data submission details.


Please contact neil.ashton@eng.ox.ac.uk for queries about the test-cases/technical issues, or events@eng.ox.ac.uk for workshop/registration related queries

When & Where

11-12th December 2019 at St Annes College, University of Oxford, England. Agenda coming soon, but events starts ~11am on 11th and finishes ~4pm on 12th.

For More Details

See autocfd.eng.ox.ac.uk for more details.


Event Type: Seminar
City: Oxford
Country: England
Date: 11 Dec 2019