Swansea University and BLOODHOUND
Engineering at Swansea University has an extensive track record of industrial collaboration and has significantly contributed to a number of prestigious projects. From the aerodynamic design of the THRUST Supersonic Car, which currently holds the world land-speed record, to aerodynamically designing the BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car.
This will see the College of Engineering’s involvement in pushing the boundaries of engineering and builds on the previous success of working on the THRUST Supersonic Car.
The Computer Fluid Dynamics (CFD) research for BLOODHOUND SSC is taking place at the Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering. These computational models have already influenced significant design aspects of BLOODHOUND including the front wheel configuration, the shape of the nose, the jet engine intake shaping, rear wheel fairings and wing shape and size. The CFD modelling continues to be one of the prominent tools used to develop the surface geometry of BLOODHOUND.