‘This automated optimisation sequence means that users no longer have to adjust the shape of an object and re-run simulations manually. All they need to do is upload a 3D model, specify the orientation, wind speed, morphing space, and optimisation goal, and the algorithms will deliver a fully optimised 3D model.

‘Over the last decade, CFD has become the tool of choice amongst engineers. Substantial improvements in computing power have meant faster run-times and more complex modelling techniques. They are allowing engineers to replicate more realistic flow conditions along with finer meshes. However, this aerodynamic development cycle still requires substantial budgets and long development times. Problems that Aerodynamic Shape Optimisation algorithms can help to solve.’