The means of transportation are essential for the modern global economy and practically the entire economic system depends on the means of transportation. So much so, that oil production has, as one of the main consumers, the means of transportation. Energy expenditure (fuels) is a considerable part of the costs with supplies and products that rely on transportation to reach consumers. Designing cars, airplanes, trains, motorcycles, etc. that consume less fuel is essential to reduce costs and increase profitability of any business. One of the parameters to reduce consumption is a good aerodynamic design, in addition to ensuring the aerodynamic stability while in motion. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a design and aerodynamic analysis tool. The use of CFD reduces costs with wind tunnel tests and makes it faster to deploy projects. It can also be used in thermal comfort designs for the inside of vehicles, trains and aircraft, in the evaluation of the brake systems in vehicles and trains, and in studies of combustion in engines.Applications
* Optimization for the reduction of aerodynamic drag.
* Aerodynamic tests in virtual wind tunnels.
* Simulation of the dispersion of the gases emitted by vehicles.
* Simulation for studies of thermal comfort inside vehicles.
* Simulation for the performance of brake system in trains.
* Simulation of heating and cooling of turbine generators.