Automotive Model-based Functional Design and Simulation

The Mechanical Analysis Division of Mentor Graphics (formerly Flomerics) provides the world's most advanced computational fluid dynamics products. Our software and services specifically for the Automotive Industry help our customers eliminate mistakes, reduce costs, and accelerate and optimize designs involving heat transfer and fluid flow before physical prototypes are built.

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Watch the video and submit your answer to mad_info@mentor.com! All correct submissions will be entered into the drawing. In your email submission you must include your name, email address, and telephone number and a selection of A, B, C or D from below. One of the answers is correct.

Design flaw choices:

  • A. The boundary conditions are set incorrectly so the airflow over the car is in reverse.
  • B. The boundary conditions are set incorrectly so the airflow through the car is incorrect.
  • C. The pressure field is set incorrectly so there is water running over the car instead of air.
  • D. There is no design flaw.

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