Wed 23 December 09
We had an opportunity to hire the world renown aerodynamicist... Julien from France.
Julien is a jumper, an Aerodynamics Engineer and has particular expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
Computational Fluid Dynamics uses computer modeling of airflow to analyze and predict the performance of a canopy shape, without actually having to build and test a prototype.
Our aim is to run several experiments that will quantify the exact value of some design idea's we've been throwing around for some time. It will give us a greater understanding of which directions we should be putting our development efforts.
Julien's CFD is proving valuable, already dismissing several dumb idea's and saving us a fortune.