Bloodhound SSC in Oxford

Earlier this week, Dr Ben Evans, Senior Lecturer at Swansea University for the Bloodhound project joined Dr Neil Ashton, from Oxford e-Research Centre and Professor Daniel Bulte, from the Department, to give an exciting talk to a packed audience on the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) work behind the design of Bloodhound - a 1000mph supersonic car.

Bloodhound SCCThis collaboration between the University of Oxford and the Bloodhound Project/Swansea University is being led by Dr Neil Ashton to perform high-fidelity CFD simulations of the 1000mph Bloodhound Car. The project aims to perform high-fidelity simulations at Oxford University to assist the Bloodhound team as they prepare for their first record break attempt later this year in South Africa.  This event was organised in association with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Oxfordshire Automotive Division for which Dr Neil Ashton is Chairman.

Bloodhound ProjectLater this year the Department of Engineering Science, led by Professor Daniel Bulte and Professor Matthew McGilvray, will be organising a STEM event with Bloodhound which aims to inspire school children and students from the local area to take up STEM subjects and see the exciting side of engineering!

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Published on 17 February 2017