Updated: Sep 21, 2020
If you’re really passionate about aerodynamics, you should be able to apply your knowledge on multiple fields, including motorsport, more exactly car aerodynamics, because we need our car to drive as a plane...but stay on the ground, so welcome to the Aerodynamics Department.
Our duty is to calculate, design, simulate and manufacture the aerodynamic parts of the vehicle, such as wings, spoilers and bodywork of the car. We need a complex team that includes both people with dexterity to make the parts and good designers who can understand the aerodynamic principles so that they can use them to our advantage. You will need to perform all the necessary calculations and simulations and, if needed, modify the CAD designs in order to achieve the required performance
Together we must learn to work efficiently and organized so that each member of the team knows what he has to do so that any member can use his work without problems. The ideal candidate should have a big desire to get his hands dirty!
Responsibilities and duties
Every design must follow the very specific competition rules
Make a realistic design in able to be easy to manufacture
Keep in mind to realize cost-efficient designs
Prepare Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations
Interpret results, propose recommendations for improvement and how changes will make an impact
Design parts, prepare for, and conduct, full-scale tests on 3D printed parts, and provide feedback
Prepare clean and clear technical reports and documentation of activity for project management.
Qualifications and skills required
Good knowledge of aerodynamics
Know how to read and how to realize Engineering Drawings (2D)
Good thermal transfer and fluid dynamics knowledge
Familiarity with geometry creation, simplification and data management within CATIA
Experience in working with CFD simulation software
Nice to have
Experience in creating aerodynamics profiles