Learn by Example: Vehicle Tire Modelling in ELEMENTS

Webinar Recording ~20 minutes

Main Topic of Discussion

Tire treads, rims, and the rotational motion of wheels have a tremendous influence on vehicle aerodynamic performance, both on the road and within wind tunnels tests.  Subsequently, tire modelling approaches can strongly influence numerical results and overall simulation cost.  We must choose the right tire model to balance our desire for accuracy and available resources. 


As part of our “Learn by Example” Webinar series, this session will provide a practical introduction to the different tire models available in ELEMENTS and provide a walk through of how to setup simulations with these different models.

Who Should Watch?

Aero CFD Engineers who are interested in setting up higher fidelity tire models within ELEMENTS to enhance their simulation accuracy.

Meet Your Presenter:  Dan Combest

Dan is a Sr. CFD Engineer and manager, holding a PhD from Washington University in Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering. He is a Reaction Engineer by training and an expert in turbulent flows in complex geometries.  Dan has a history of supporting automotive customers through software deployment on HPC, customizing ELEMENTS aero templates, and training teams of engineers and managers to maximize the value of ENGYS products in a short period of time.  His roles at ENGYS since 2012 include application engineer, support engineer, trainer, developer, product tester, and consultant across various industry sectors including automotive, energy, marine, and more.

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