The continuous reduction of the fuel consumption of our vehicles is one of the key goals of the Ford Motor Company product development team. Delivering a more energy efficient vehicle while maintaining design leadership, high package efficiency and fulfilling future safety standards is very complex task requiring a new engineering approach.
A leadership class HPC resource such as Jaguar provides a unique opportunity to run, for the first time, a complete engine bay package optimization study using a 3D CFD method coupled to an optimization software package and with that to develop a methodology to further improve the fuel efficiency of our vehicles in the future.
Additionally, this research project is intended as a proof of concept and its successful completion will serve as the basis for an acquisition of an in-house large scale resource for similar CAE projects in the future.
|Source||Hours||Start Date||End Date|
|OLCF DIRECTOR'S DISCRETIONARY PROGRAM||999,770||2012-01-01||2012-08-02|
|OLCF DIRECTOR'S DISCRETIONARY PROGRAM||1,000,000||2011-07-26||2011-12-31|