The Largest CFD Simulation Reveals the Complex Aerodynamic Interactions in a Peloton- Video

Running ANSYS Fluent computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software on a Cray supercomputer, Professor Bert Blocken, with teams at Eindhoven University and KU Leuven, performed the largest-ever sports simulation. The eye-opening results, validated by wind tunnel tests, reveal the air resistance encountered by riders in each position of a peloton and why successful breakaways are so difficult to execute.