Things that spin

 We have been busy simulating wind turbine aerodynamics. Here is a snapshot of the NREL 5MW turbine model we have built and are analyzing, alongside some secret technologies our client is testing..

We have been busy simulating wind turbine aerodynamics. Here is a snapshot of the NREL 5MW turbine model we have built and are analyzing, alongside some secret technologies our client is testing..

 ANSYS CFX, and ANSYS Mesher, blade mesh inflation cross section

ANSYS CFX, and ANSYS Mesher, blade mesh inflation cross section

 A high level view of rotating domain streamlines over the wind turbine surface model we built.

A high level view of rotating domain streamlines over the wind turbine surface model we built.

 

INDEO IN THE NEWS

 Indeo's test bike, and platform in the wind tunnel 

Indeo's test bike, and platform in the wind tunnel 

Indeo has been interviewed about our pioneering bicycle aerodynamics research on the CBC Radio 1 show Ontario Morning. We discuss the trade-off between bicycle weight and aerodynamics, and describe what makes our recent wind tunnel testing unique in the world.

More information about our cycling research activities, and our new commercial wind tunnel testing offering will come soon. 

Listen below, or click the link to hear the full podcast version of the program. 

http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ontariomorning_20160118_90387.mp3

Analysis

FEA stress

We've been busy helping a client assess loading on some composite panels for a project in Toronto that the public will soon get to enjoy. This is a snapshot of our work, showing deflection under live loads. Stay tuned for more.

3D Printing

3D printing CAD model

There is a lot of focus on 3D printing in the news lately. For prototyping and R&D engineers, various additive manufacturing technologies have been great tools over the past decade for bringing new technologies to market. Here we have some SLS (Selective Laser Sintered) parts in a Nylon polymer that are going to be assembled for our ground-breaking wind tunnel project for bicycling aerodynamics. The surface model CAD of the product is in the background showing the fidelity of the process in re-creating exact shapes. 

World Record!

Congratulations to AeroVelo on the fastest human-powered bicycle in the world! Indeo is proud to have supported the innovative AeroVelo project, and proud to have worked on the composite chassis that carried them to the world record. Another great example of Canadian composites innovation leading the world. 

Photo credit AeroVelo 2015