Special Invitation: The Peloton Project - Where To Position Leaders And Sprinters? How Much Energy Will They Save?
In a new 2018 project that has just been completed, Professor Bert Blocken conducted the largest numerical simulation ever done in the sport industry and cycling discipline, in partnership with ANSYS, the global leader in engineering simulation, and CRAY, supercomputer manufacturer. The goal was to understand the aerodynamic interactions in the entire peloton revealing unexpected results. Validating the results obtained both by numerical simulation and by wind tunnel testing, his research helps to better understand, among others, which is the best position to adopt by a cyclist, the