Aerodynamics

Flow visualisation.

MIRA’s aerodynamics team use state of the art Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation techniques to deliver substantial aerodynamic drag savings on a wide range of vehicles from motorcycles, passenger cars and trucks through to land-speed record breaking concepts.

Following pre-prototype rapid development, validation can take place in the UK’s only full-scale automotive wind tunnel. No other UK consultancy can offer either the range of tools that MIRA has, or the depth of experience and industry knowledge that exists in the aerodynamics engineering team.

MIRA's extensive expertise in aerodynamics includes:

Position optimisation.
  • State-of-the-art 3D CFD modelling for aerodynamic and cooling performance prediction using commercial and open-source tools
  • Testing and validation in the UK’s only full-scale automotive wind tunnel
  • Novel large volume flow visualisation technique (LVAV) for enhanced investigation of air flow around the vehicle
  • Unrivalled experience in the aerodynamic development of a wide range of vehicles from passenger and race cars through to HGVs and ultra-high-performance vehicles
  • Providers of advanced R&D and leading-edge aerodynamics technologies

  • Full Scale Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel

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    MIRA has the UK’s only full scale aerodynamic wind tunnel providing a cost-effective solution for aerodynamic test and development for a wide range of applications from automotive vehicle development, motorsport, aerospace, wind engineering, structures and sport sectors to name but a few.

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  • Climatic Wind Tunnels

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    MIRA has two state of the art climatic wind tunnels (CWTs). These facilities allow our customers to test their products under a wide range of wind speeds while exposed to different global environmental conditions. This enables customers development time-scales to be further compressed, delivering 'right first time' products into markets faster and more cost effectively than their competitors.

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