RBF Morph supported the University of Liverpool Velocipede Team (ULV Team) that are attempting to break the land speed record for fastest human powered vehicle in September 2015 with the ARION1 Land Speed Bicycle.
The ULV Team are a team of sixteen engineering students from the University of Liverpool who are engineering the ARION1 and that made an extensive use of mesh morphing to shorten the its design phase and optimize by means of CFD its aerodynamic performance. In September 2014, the team tested a full size model at MIRA’s Full Scale Wind Tunnel facility and the results obtained were really promising.
The ARION1 engineered by the ULV Team
The University of Liverpool Velocipede Team (ULV Team) set the British land speed record for fastest human powered vehicle in September 2015 with the ARION1 Land Speed Bicycle, reaching 75 mph.
Over the course of the race week, the British record was broken three times by the ULV Team, and now sits an impressive 8 mph higher. The ULV Team intended to engineer the ARION2 to take on the world land speed record in September 2016.
The article about this project can be download in the Journal Papers section.