OED2018 Speaker Spotlight – Clive Hudson
Complex Flow Problems: An Application of Empirical Design, CFD, Test and Optimisation Methods
In the Motor Club Sport 750 Special Series, conventional CFD and wind-tunnel work suffer from major limitations in quantifying behaviour of a race car in cornering conditions. So, where budgets and regulations allow, teams resort to considerable on-track development. It was GRM’s intention to perform transient analyses using linked CFD and dynamic FEA to simulate a transient flow event.
“Development tends to follow an evolutionary approach. In this example of a racing sports car, it was desired to add a diffuser and spoiler, according to new regulations. GRM applied CFD and a variety of optimisation methods, achieving a major step forward in time for the start of the race season.”
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With 28 years in mechanical engineering, Clive has evolved a broad range of skills, soundly based in complex products and manufacturing. Focused on automotive in recent years, within the compressor industry, he has brought alot of practical experience and knowledge to an exciting start up company. Motor racing has always been a passion and a hobby for Clive, both for the personal challenges on the race track and to test his engineering skills in a highly competitive and unforgiving environment.Click to load interview video