The Truck Add-on Predictor was developed under a collaborative effort sponsored by the Department of Energy and managed by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences. Collaborators included the Ohio Supercomputer Center, TotalSim, SimaFore, and Nimbis Services. The Truck Add-on Predictor allows suppliers unfamiliar with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to model the airflow over a joint vehicle / trailer body and the corresponding aerodynamic forces generated on the trailer, tow vehicle, and combination. By understanding the forces on the various surfaces of a trailer, trailer designers and part suppliers can reduce the weight of key structural components, replace them with other materials, or utilize novel shapes that are required for special materials while potentially increasing the aerodynamic efficiency of the trailer. The CFD calculations are performed using TotalSim’s optimized version of OpenFOAM, an open source CFD software package.
The SaaS Plan: For users that have completed the Truck Add-on Predictor Startup Package, this software-as-a-service (SaaS) plan offers a monthly pay-as-you-go service. Automatic payments are made at the beginning of each calendar month for actual usage over the previous month. Payments are made against a credit card or purchase order specified during checkout. Credit card information is secured by a payment processing service that is certified to Payment Card Industry (PCI) Service Provider Level 1 which is the most stringent level of certification available. OSC consulting on the use of the Truck Add-on Predictor is avaialble separately under the OSC Consulting Subscription service.
Please contact Nimbis for availability and pricing.
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