- The typical weekend bicycle rider might think nothing of what goes into his or her casual purchase. But for the professionals of the cycling world, it's serious business involving complex design processes and custom engineered materials.
of Waterloo, Wis., operates under tremendous pressure to get the job done usin......Full article >>>
Computer modeling supplements wind tunnels
The best materials, though, don't mean much unless the design is precise. One of the newer advances in design has come in the form of computer design. Not only can designers quickly make blueprints of bikes to experiment with different concepts, they can virtually test them, too.
"It's quite costly to make trips down to a real low-speed ......Full article >>>
ng and its contributions to efficiency, could CFD programs one day supplant the wind tunnel entirely?
"There's a feeling that the wind tunnel is the gold standard among a lot of people," Rinard said, noting some continued skepticism to CFD in and of itself. "It's not precise. It's a numerical simulation, which is an approximation of reality. However, there is an argument that CFD might be......Full article >>>
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