In simulations conducted at the Ohio Supercomputer Center, airflow under the Buckeye Bullet traveling at 300 mph without wind deflectors installed in front of the wheel wells (top) is compared with the airflow under the vehicle with wind deflectors installed (bottom)
A side view of a Buckeye Bullet simulation conducted at the Ohio Supercomputer Center illustrates the wake that follows the land speed racer as it accelerates to more than 300 mph
In a simulation run at the Ohio Supercomputer Center, an isolated view of a wheel on the Buckeye Bullet illustrates airflow within the wheel well with the vehicle traveling at 300 mph
The Buckeye Bullet team has announced plans to develop an entirely new version of its record-breaking vehicle, capable of speeds in excess of 400 mph
Work to design a new version of the Buckeye Bullet capable of speeds in excess of 400 mph has begun. The Ohio State University team has revealed that Version 3 is to be an entirely new battery electric vehicle featuring an optimized body and fin shape based on aerodynamic simulations undertaken at the Ohio Supercomputer Center. Other drag-reduction tweaks - such as driver position and the strategic addition of wind deflectors - are currently being considered, ahead of construction and testing during the next academic year.
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