CFD is essentially a virtual wind tunnel, where different configurations of a car can be tested without ever having to build a physical model. Nearly all top tier motorsport teams use CFD in one way or another, with it having significant dominance in Formula One.
Our CFD packages come down to two fundamental purposes; determining what your existing aero pack is doing, or designing a new aero kit for your car to maximise performance. If you have not yet put any aero modifications on your car we would recommend either CFD design for a more extreme build, or consulting on best practices for a more minor design.
Our full car CFD design packages are some of the most affordable in the industry, starting as low as USD1500+ initial CAD work. We have many methods of getting a CAD model working for your car, so feel free to contact us to discuss further. Considerable work has been performed on the validation and optimisation of our in house solver and computing cluster, reducing the cost to you. We offer higher tiers for more serious competitors, meaning additional aero development, improved details and more efficiency, with a corresponding increase in cost. The output of this is a 3D model of an aero kit that you can then manufacture for your car.
In addition to full car aero kits, we can perform CFD optimisation of single components, for example splitters, undertrays, wings and endplates. Contact us for a custom pricing for your application.
Please be mindful that CFD simulations are computationally intensive, and as such expect large lead times.
JKF can Analyse straight line performance at different ride heights, as well as different combinations of yaw, pitch and roll. The depth of investigation will depend on your budget, but can also go as far as testing the true cornering and the true braking condition, which are both conditions unable to be achieved in the wind tunnel. The more we understand the aerodynamic performance of your car, the more accurately we can design a package to offer performance where you really need it.
From here we will provide you with the numbers in the form of an aero map, which details the aerodynamic performance of your vehicle across all the parameters you elect to investigate. In addition we provide images and video showing the behavior of the airflow around your vehicle, and explain to you what you are observing and what the effects are.
For aeromapping to be performed, we require either a CAD model of your car, or a 3D scan.
JKF also offers partial sponsorship packages for unique and interesting projects, if you believe your car is suitable feel free to contact us with details.