• Question: hello we would like to know how you plan on designing the worlds fastest car. we are really interested in this project thanks srrk.

    Asked by srrk to Hywel on 16 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Hywel Vaughan answered on 16 Jun 2010:

      That is quite a broad question srrk!
      We are designing the car on computer using CAD (or Computer Aided Design). We don’t use wind tunnels like you might think either, instead we using a very sophisticated technology called Computational Fluid Dynamic (or CFD for short!). This is where we get a supercomputer to to calculate all of the areas of high pressure and drag and lift on the car using several mathematical equations… think of it as doing 5 simultaneous equations at once for every single centimetre of the car!
      If you want to know anything more in depth… just ask! 😀