Using the benefits of parallel computing, Monash Motorsport has been able to use bc247 to run full car Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations at very high resolution. Solving on computational meshes of over 110 million elements has been made possible, and feasible because of the huge capacity of the cluster architecture. Simulations of this size are assigned 192 CPU cores and 400GB of RAM. Obviously this computing power is unavailable in a single PC, and so the use of an HPC is invaluable.
The full-text article of Stuart Buckingham’s Masters Thesis including the method used to perform CFD calculations in a rotating reference frame can be found at the following link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/241576803/Formula-SAE-Aerodynamics-Analysis