Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

CFD predicts what will happen when fluid flows, by using supercomputers running sophisticated numerical analyses and mathematical algorithms. Our CFD process is perfectly placed to predict fluid flow in all the sectors in which we operate. This advanced CFD capability gives the company a unique insight into the nature of complex flow problems, as well as yielding solutions that physical testing methods are not able to generate.

For more than a decade, Wirth Research has been at the forefront of the use of CFD in high level motorsport. Our pioneering in-house research and validation techniques culminated in the cessation of all traditional scale model wind-tunnel testing in 2008. Since then, all aerodynamic development by Wirth Research has used CFD only. The company continues to invest heavily in the development and validation of this increasingly sophisticated technology, and has recently expanded the application of CFD into other high technology areas, including transportation, supermarket refrigeration, architecture and large vehicle optimisation.

The benefits of using Wirth Research’s unique CFD process over traditional wind-tunnel testing and other less sophisticated CFD offerings are as follows:

The company’s CFD technology delivers information that cannot be captured by even the most sophisticated wind tunnels, making it the most effective aerodynamic development tool currently available.